Get Ready for Back to School Tax-Free Weekend 2020. We’ve got a full list of Tax-Free Weekend Dates and Sales including school shopping tips.
This weekend kicks off multiple Back To School Tax-Free Weekend & Sales across the USA. A chance for parents and grandparents to shop for school supplies, without having to pay taxes on those purchases.
Did you know that School Shopping can cost and average of $450 – $750 per student (depending on of course their grade level)? This includes everything from school supplies, clothing, and electronic devices.
You are going to want to check out which states are participating and what items qualify as “Tax-Free” in your State!
Tax-Free Weekend & Sales Tips 2020!
Here is the current list of Tax-Free Weekend Holidays for 2020!! This is a great time to take advantage of shopping for school supplies without having to pay for the added cost of state taxes.
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, paper and writing supplies, books, computers and more. If your state does not sponsor a tax-free weekend, consider driving to a nearby state that does. Especially if that state is a relatively short drive
Back To School Shopping Tips
Do an inventory
It is so important to sort through the items your children may already have on hand. Make a date to spend the afternoon with your kid and go through their closet. Making sure to account for all the clothes that still fit and are in good use.
Think about swapping clothes with friends or donating those clothes that no longer fit.
This inventory stretches past clothing and right into school supplies. Remember those pencils you got on sale last year? Yeah, those! You probably won’t need to buy those this year. SCORE!!! – Savings.
Going through your kid’s closet is just as important as going through those actual school supplies.
Make a List
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.
If I see a fantastic deal. I buy multiple. Thinking ahead that my kids may need more during the school year or will most likely need again next year.
States Offering a Tax-Free Weekend (or Week) in 2020:
|State||2020 Dates||More Information||Additional Information|
|Alabama||July 17-19||More Information||Clothing $100, Computers $750, School Supplies $50, Books $30|
|Arkansas||August 1-2||More Information||Clothing $100, School Supplies|
|Connecticut||August 16-22||More Information||Clothing and footwear Less than $100|
|Florida*||TBA||More Information||School Supplies $15, Clothing $100, Computers $750|
|Iowa||August 7-8||More Information||Clothing $100|
|Maryland||August 9-15||More Information||Clothing & Footwear – Less than $100|
|Mississippi||July 31-Aug. 1||More Information||Clothing & Footwear – $100 or less per item|
|Missouri||August 7-9||More Information||Clothing $100, Computers $1,500, School Supplies $50|
|New Mexico||August 8-9||More Information||Clothing $100, Computers $1,000, Computer Equipment $500, School Supplies $30|
|Ohio||August 7-9||Clothing – $75|
School supplies – $20
|Oklahoma||August 7-9||More Information||Clothing – $100|
|South Carolina||August 7-9||More Information|
|Tennessee||July 31-Aug. 2||More Information||Clothing $100, School Supplies $100, Computers $1,500|
|Texas||August 7-9||More Information||Clothing, Backpacks and School Supplies- $100|
|Virginia||August 7-9||More Information||Clothing $100, School Supplies $20|
|Wisconsin||No Tax Free Weekend Scheduled|
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.