Category Archives: State Sales Tax Holidays

Connecticut Sales Tax Holiday Free Weekend

August 24, 2019

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 18
Monday, August 19
Tuesday, August 20
Wednesday, August 21
Thursday, August 22
Friday, August 23
Saturday, August 24

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 18-24, 2019.

Indiana Sales Tax Holiday Free Weekend

August 21, 2019

If you live in Indiana, I have some bad news: Indiana will not be having a sales tax holiday or tax free weekend in 2019. All back to school purchases during July and August will be subject to the normal sales tax rate. Indiana is one of few states that does not charge county or city sales tax. In all areas, the total sales tax is 7%.

If you happen to be traveling this summer, these 16 states WILL be holding sales tax holidays: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, 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 Indiana sales tax holiday for 2020.

Mississippi 2nd Amendment Hunting Sales Tax Holiday

August 21, 2019

Don’t miss this year’s Mississippi Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday when shopping for hunting supplies. The Second Amendment tax free weekend takes place over 3 days:

Friday, August 30
Saturday, August 31
Sunday, September 1

On these dates, sportsmen and women can purchase virtually any item for use during the upcoming hunting season and pay no Mississippi state or local sales tax! Includes bows, arrows, clothing, tree stands, knives, decoys, binoculars and range finders, scopes, GPS, hearing protection, holsters, belts, and slings.

Many hunting supply stores will be having special sales on eligible items in conjunction with the Mississippi Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday. Walmart, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sports Authority, Bass Pro Shops, Cabelas, Gander Mountain, and Primos Hunting have frequent 2nd Amendment tax free weekend sales and special sportsman tax holiday promotions.

Be sure to take advantage of the Mississippi Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday and tax free weekend: August 30-31 and September 1, 2019.

Maine Sales Tax Holiday Free Weekend

August 20, 2019

If you live in Maine, I have some bad news: Maine will not be having a sales tax holiday or tax free weekend in 2019. All back to school purchases during July and August will be subject to the normal sales tax rate. Maine is one of few states that does not charge county or city sales tax. In all areas, the total sales tax is 5.5%.

If you happen to be traveling this summer, these 16 states WILL be holding sales tax holidays: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, 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 Maine sales tax holiday for 2020.

Hawaii Sales Tax Holiday Free Weekend

August 20, 2019

If you live in Hawaii, I have some bad news: Hawaii will not be having a sales tax holiday or tax free weekend in 2019. All back to school purchases during July and August will be subject to the normal combined state + local sales tax rate. Depending on location, the total sales tax is either 4.0% or 4.5%. Technically, Hawaii does not have a sales tax. Instead, they levy a General Excise Tax on the business. In nearly all cases, the store or restaurant will pass this tax on to the purchaser as if it were a sales tax.

If you happen to be traveling this summer, these 16 states WILL be holding sales tax holidays: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, 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 Hawaii sales tax holiday for 2020.