Category Archives: State Sales Tax Holidays

Alabama Sales Tax Holiday Free Weekend

Don’t miss this year’s Alabama Sales Tax Holiday when doing your back-to-school shopping. The tax free weekend takes place over 3 days:

Friday, July 20
Saturday, July 21
Sunday, July 22

On these dates, you can purchase these items free of Alabama state sales tax:

– Clothing priced at $100 or less per article. Excludes accessories and protective or recreational equipment.
– Computers, computer software, and school computer supplies priced at $750 or less per total purchase. Excludes purchases for commercial use.
– Noncommercial school supplies priced at $50 or less per item.
– Noncommercial books priced at $30 or less per item.

Many stores will be having special back to school sales on eligible items in conjunction with the sales tax holiday. Walmart, Target, Belk, Shoe Station, Famous Footwear, Dillard’s, Kmart, Sears, JCPenney, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Marshalls, Kohl’s, Old Navy, Best Buy, Office Depot, Office Max, and Staples have frequent tax free weekend sales and back to school tax holiday promotions.

Be sure to take advantage of the Alabama Sales Tax Holiday and back-to-school tax free weekend: July 20-21-22, 2018.

Alaska Sales Tax Holiday Free Weekend

If you live in Alaska, consider yourself fortunate when it comes to taxes. Alaska is one of five states that do not have a sales tax:

– Alaska
– Delaware
– Montana
– New Hampshire
– Oregon

Some cities in Alaska do levy a municipal sales tax. However, there is no statewide sales tax. Therefore, no sales tax holiday or tax free weekend is necessary for Alaska. Every day is a sales tax holiday! Back to school shopping is always cheaper (and better) when no sales taxes are required!

Arizona Sales Tax Holiday Free Weekend

If you live in Arizona, I have some bad news: Arizona will not be having a sales tax holiday or tax free weekend in 2018. All back to school purchases during July and August will be subject to the normal combined state + county + city sales tax rate. In most areas, the total sales tax is between 8% and 9%.

If you happen to be traveling this summer, these 16 states WILL be holding sales tax holidays: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon have no state sales tax. In Minnesota and Pennsylvania, clothing and footwear are exempt.

Keep your fingers crossed and maybe (hopefully!) your legislators will enact an Arizona sales tax holiday for 2019.

Arkansas Sales Tax Holiday Free Weekend

Don’t miss this year’s Arkansas Sales Tax Holiday when doing your back-to-school shopping. The tax free weekend takes place over 2 days:

Saturday, August 4
Sunday, August 5

On these dates, you can purchase these items free of Arkansas state AND local county and city sales tax:

– Clothing and footwear priced at less than $100 per article.
– School supplies, school art supplies, and school instructional materials.

Many stores will be having special back to school sales on eligible items in conjunction with the sales tax holiday. Walmart, Target, Belk, Shoe Carnival, Famous Footwear, Dillard’s, Kmart, Sears, JCPenney, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Marshalls, Kohl’s, Old Navy, Best Buy, Office Depot, Office Max, and Staples have frequent tax free weekend sales and back to school tax holiday promotions.

Be sure to take advantage of the Arkansas Sales Tax Holiday and back-to-school tax free weekend: August 4-5, 2018.

California Sales Tax Holiday Free Weekend

If you live in California, I have some bad news: California will not be having a sales tax holiday or tax free weekend in 2018. All back to school purchases during July and August will be subject to the normal combined state + county + city sales tax rate. In most areas, the total sales tax is between 8% and 10%.

If you happen to be traveling this summer, these 16 states WILL be holding sales tax holidays: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon have no state sales tax. In Minnesota and Pennsylvania, clothing and footwear are exempt.

Keep your fingers crossed and maybe (hopefully!) your legislators will enact a California sales tax holiday for 2019.

Colorado Sales Tax Holiday Free Weekend

If you live in Colorado, I have some bad news: Colorado will not be having a sales tax holiday or tax free weekend in 2018. All back to school purchases during July and August will be subject to the normal combined state + county + city sales tax rate. In most areas, the total sales tax is between 7% and 9%.

If you happen to be traveling this summer, these 16 states WILL be holding sales tax holidays: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon have no state sales tax. In Minnesota and Pennsylvania, clothing and footwear are exempt.

Keep your fingers crossed and maybe (hopefully!) your legislators will enact a Colorado sales tax holiday for 2019.

Connecticut Sales Tax Holiday Free Weekend

Don’t miss this year’s Connecticut Sales Tax Holiday when doing your back-to-school shopping. Unlike most states where the tax free weekend lasts only a few days, Connecticut’s tax holiday continues for an entire week:

Sunday, August 19
Monday, August 20
Tuesday, August 21
Wednesday, August 22
Thursday, August 23
Friday, August 24
Saturday, August 25

On these dates, you can purchase these items free of Connecticut state sales tax:

– Clothing and footwear priced at $100 or less per item. Excludes clothing accessories and protective or athletic clothing.

Many stores will be having special back to school sales on eligible items in conjunction with the sales tax holiday. Walmart, Target, Belk, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, Famous Footwear, Dillard’s, Kmart, Sears, JCPenney, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Marshalls have frequent tax free weekend sales and back to school tax holiday promotions.

Be sure to take advantage of the Connecticut Sales Tax Holiday and back-to-school tax free weekend: August 19-25, 2018.

Delaware Sales Tax Holiday Free Weekend

If you live in Delaware, consider yourself fortunate when it comes to taxes. Delaware is one of five states that do not have a sales tax:

– Alaska
– Delaware
– Montana
– New Hampshire
– Oregon

Because Delaware does not levy a sales tax, no sales tax holiday or tax free weekend is necessary. Every day is a sales tax holiday! Back to school shopping is always cheaper (and better) when no sales taxes are required!

Florida Sales Tax Holiday Free Weekend

UPDATED MARCH 13, 2018: The Florida Legislature has not yet approved a sales tax holiday for 2018. We will update this page as soon as information becomes available. The following pertains to last year’s Florida Sales Tax Holiday and is provided for reference purposes:

Don’t miss the Florida Sales Tax Holiday when doing your back-to-school shopping. In previous years, the tax free weekend lasted up to 10 days. This year, it has been scaled back to just 3 days:

Friday, August 4
Saturday, August 5
Sunday, August 6

On those dates, you can purchase these items free of Florida state sales tax:

– Clothing, footwear and accessories priced at $60 or less per item.
– School supplies priced at $15 or less per item.
– Computers priced at up to $750

Many stores will be having special back to school sales on eligible items in conjunction with the sales tax holiday. Walmart, Target, Belk, Shoe Station, Famous Footwear, Dillard’s, Kmart, Sears, JCPenney, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Marshalls, Kohl’s, Old Navy, Best Buy, Office Depot, Office Max, and Staples have frequent tax free weekend sales and back to school tax holiday promotions.

Be sure to take advantage of the Florida Sales Tax Holiday and back-to-school tax free weekend: August 4-5-6, 2017.

Georgia Sales Tax Holiday Free Weekend

If you live in Georgia, I have some bad news: Georgia will not be having a sales tax holiday or tax free weekend in 2018. All back to school purchases during July and August will be subject to the normal combined state + county + city sales tax rate. In most areas, the total sales tax is between 6% and 8%.

If you happen to be traveling this summer, these 16 states WILL be holding sales tax holidays: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon have no state sales tax. In Minnesota and Pennsylvania, clothing and footwear are exempt.

Keep your fingers crossed and maybe (hopefully!) your legislators will enact a Georgia sales tax holiday for 2019.