2011 Sales Tax Holiday Schedule

Sales tax is an expense that many of us just ignore or automatically factor into our purchases.  If you live in Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire or Oregon you don't think of sales tax since there isn't any.

Several states across the country are offering sales tax holidays to help ease the sales tax burden so people can purchase what they need. The timing is great for those doing back to school shopping or for people starting to make their holiday gift stockpile.  Here is a list of states participating in a tax holiday this year.

Alabama

Alabama will have it's tax holiday August 5-7. Up to $100 worth of clothes, up to $750 for computers, $50 for school supplies and $30 for books. More information can be found here.

Arkansas

August 6th & 7th will be tax free for up to $100 worth of clothes and all school supplies. More information can be found here.

Connecticut

August 21st through the 27th Connecticut will cover taxes  on clothing and footwear purchases up to $300.

Florida

Between August 12th and 14th Florida will cover taxes on books, clothing and footwear purchases under $50 and school supply purchases under $10. More information can be found here.

Iowa

August 5th & 6th will be tax free on clothing and footwear purchases under $100 per item. More information can be found here.

Louisiana

Between August 5th & 6th most consumer purchases will be tax free. You can find more detailed information here.

Maryland

August 13th through 19th clothing and footwear purchases under $100 will be tax free. This excludes accessories.

Massachusetts

August 13th & 14th, anything under $2,500 will be tax free.

Missouri

August 5th-7th,  clothing under $100 (per item) and school supplies under $50 (per item) will be tax free. Also computers and equipment under $3,500 will be tax free as well. More information can be found here.

New Mexico

Like several states, New Mexico will be offering purchases tax free August 5th till the 7th. Clothing and footwear under $100 each, school supplies under $15 each, computers under $1000 and computer equipment under $500 will be tax free. More information can be found here.

North Carolina

August 6-8 North Carolina will be having some tax free shopping. Clothing, footwear and school supplies under $100 per item, school instructional materials less than $300 per item, sports & recreation equipment of less than $50 per item, computers less than $3500 and computer supplies of less than $250 per item will be exempt from normal sales tax. More information can be found here.

Oklahoma

August 5th till the 7th will be tax free on clothing and footwear under $100 per item. More information can be found here.

South Carolina

August 5-7 there will be no sales tax on school supplies, clothing, computers and computer software. During the month of October there will be no sales tax on qualified Energy Star items for your home that cost less than $2,500.  You can find more information here.

Tennessee

Another state will be offering some tax free shopping August 5-7! Clothing, school and art supplies under $100 per item and computers under $1500 will be tax free. You can find more information here.

Texas

August 19-21 clothing, footwear and backpacks under $100 will be tax free. More information can be found here.

Virginia

August 5-7 will be a tax free weekend for back to school shopper in Virginia! School supplies less than $20 per item and clothing and footwear $100 or less per item will be tax free. From October 7th until October 10th Energy Star & WaterSense personal home items priced at $2500 or less will be tax free. More information can be found here.

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