This weekend kicks off multiple Back To School Tax-Free Weekend & Sales across the USA. A chance for parents and grandparents to shop for back to school supplies, without having to pay taxes on those purchases. Check out which states are participating and what items qualify as “Tax-Free” in your State!
Back To School Tax-Free Weekend & Sales Tips 2018!
Here is the current list of Back to School Tax-Free Weekend Holidays for 2017!! This is a great time to take advantage of shopping for school supplies without having to pay for tax. Each state does have a different list of requirements for what is included in their specific Tax-Free Weekend. Keep in mind, that most states include clothing, school supplies, books, computers and more. If your state does not sponsor a tax-free weekend, consider driving to a nearby state that does.
Prior to heading out, we recommend that you make a list of items that are required by your child/grandchild’s school so that you know exactly what you need. If you know that your child will be wearing certain name brand clothing such as Old Navy or Aeropostale, be sure to print off coupons Prior to heading out the door.
This is also a great time to stock up on home office supplies, additional school supplies for stocking stuffers and gift bag/basket additions for Christmas and impromptu birthday gifts for your kids’ friends that will inevitably pop up throughout the course of the school year.
States Offering a Tax Free Weekend (or Week) in 2018:
|State||2018 Dates||More Information||Additional Information|
|Alabama||July 20 – 22, 2018||More Information||Clothing $100, Computers $750, School Supplies $50, Books $30|
|Arkansas||August 4-5, 2018||More Information||Clothing $100, School Supplies|
|Connecticut||August 19-25, 2018||More Information||Clothing and footwear Less than $100|
|Florida||August 3-5, 2018||More Information||School Supplies $15, Clothing $100, Computers $750|
|Georgia||Cancelled for 2018||More Information||School Supplies $20, Clothing $100, Computers $1000|
|Iowa||August 3-4, 2018||More Information||Clothing $100|
|Louisiana||August 3-4, 2018||More Information||All Tangible Personal Property – $2,500|
|Maryland||August 12-18, 2018||More Information||Clothing & Footwear – Less than $100|
|Mississippi||July 27-28, 2018||More Information||Clothing & Footwear – $100 or less per item|
|Missouri||August 3-5, 2018||More Information||Clothing $100, Computers $1,500, School Supplies $50|
|New Mexico||August 3-5, 2018||More Information||Clothing $100, Computers $1,000, Computer Equipment $500, School Supplies $30|
|North Carolina||None Known||More Information|
|Oklahoma||August 3-5, 2018||More Information||Clothing – $100|
|South Carolina||August 3-5, 2018||More Information|
|Tennessee||July 27-29, 2018||More Information||Clothing $100, School Supplies $100, Computers $1,500|
|Texas||August 10-12, 2018||More Information||Cothing, Backpacks and School Supplies- $100|
|Virginia||August 3-5, 2018||More Information||Clothing $100, School Supplies $20|
|Wisconsin||August 1-5, 2018||Cothing, Backpacks and School Supplies- $100|
Now if your state does not offer a tax-free savings day and weekend you might want to consider going to a neighboring state so that you take part. Or contact your local state representative.