Tax Free Weekend is Here in Select States

Save Big In These States During The Back to School Tax Free Weekend

A new school year is upon us, and some states are celebrating with a Tax Free Weekend. This upcoming weekend, 10 different states are waiving taxes on goods like school supplies, clothing, text books, and even computers. Each state has it's own terms and conditions, so be sure to read up before you go shopping.

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The following states are celebrating a tax holiday this weekend:

August 1-5: Wisconsin

August 3-4: Iowa, Louisiana

August 3-5: Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia

August 4-5: Arkansas

Not all deals are equal, mind you. Some states are exempting sales tax on all purchases, both state and local. Arkansas is only removing state and local taxes on specific goods related to the upcoming school year. This includes clothing priced at less than $100, clothing accessories costing less than $50, and select books and school supplies.

Some states may still charge you sales tax at the local level, so we advise caution before whipping out your wallet. In Louisiana, local taxes still apply in all jurisdictions that have not specifically decided to join the Tax Free Weekend. The deals depend on where you live, and many states are currently in the process of joining Tax Free Weekend for next year. If you're not living in one of the 10 states celebrating this weekend, don't fret just yet. There are more Back to School Tax Free Weekends on the way, so check below to see if your state is on the list:

August 10 – 12: Texas

August 12 – 18: Massachusetts

August 18 – 19: Maryland

August 19 – 25: Connecticut


h/t to Slickdealer Straycat 76 for bringing this great deal to our attention. 

Did you score any deals at Tax Free Weekend this year? Let us know in the comments below! 

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How does it work? Do I go to home depot and buy stuff then I don't pay taxes when I check out? Or do I have to file a return somewhere? This is so unclear. So was the last couple of ones about tax fee AC units, the store seems to not know anything about it.

Edit: you can write a reply instead of thumb down on something you don't know. What a bunch of idiots.
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It is for school related items; clothing under $60 and school supplies less than $15 in florida
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California will probably have an "Extra Tax Weekend."
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