Have some back-to-school shopping to do?
In most states,
August 2 until August 4 marks tax-free weekend
where thousands of items will be tax exempt.
Five states without sales tax - Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon - will, of course, continue their no sales tax policies.
There are no coupons or rebates required to participate in the tax exempt states; Sales Tax will be automatically deducted on eligible items during checkout. For those who do not live in the 17 states participating, anyone can simply travel to states that do offer tax-free deals can get exemptions and shop there.
Purchases for items like back-to-school supplies, clothing, shoes and personal computers and accessories will not have sales taxes during final check out. Each state has their own tax policies, so be sure to visit the Department of Revenue website in your state or state you plan on visiting, to see which items qualify before hitting the stores.
Below is the list of states offering the tax-free holiday as well as dates, a run-down of the rules and restrictions for the tax exemptions. Be sure to check out your state's Department of Revenue to review qualifying purchases and the time (generally beginning at 12:01 AM) the exemption period begins.
See you next time,
Happy Shopping! I know I will!