Tax Free Days

Allison Martin
cart of school supplies

If you're looking for a simple way to save money on back-to-school shopping for your children, a sales tax holiday just might be the perfect solution. While not all states extend tax free shopping days to consumers, quite a few offer this great benefit.

2016 Sales Tax Holidays by State

Wondering if your state offers a sales tax holiday? Find out here! Click the name any state that offers a tax free holiday for more details.

State

Sales Tax Holiday

What's Included

Alabama

August 5-7, 2016

  • Apparel ($100 or less per item)

  • Computers, computer software, and school computer supplies ($750 or less per item)

  • School supplies ($50 or less per item)

  • Books ($30 or less per item)

Alaska

Not applicable

Not applicable

Arizona

Not applicable

Not applicable

Arkansas

August 6-7, 2016

  • Clothing (less than $100 per item)

  • Computer accessories or equipment (less than $50 per item)

  • School supplies

  • Instructional materials

California

Not applicable

Not applicable

Colorado

Not applicable

Not applicable

Connecticut

August 21-27, 2016

  • Clothing (less than $100 per item)

  • Shoes (less than $100 per item)

Delaware

Year round

Delaware does not charge sales tax at all.

District of Columbia

Not applicable

Not applicable

Florida

August 5-7, 2016

  • Clothing ($60 or less per item)

  • Shoes ($60 or less per item)

  • Accessories ($60 or less per item)

  • School supplies ($15 or less per item)

Georgia

July 30-31, 2016 and

September 30 - October 2, 2016

  • Clothing ($100 or less per item; July)

  • Computers ($1,000 or less per item; July)

  • School supplies ($20 or less per item; July)

  • Energy Star and WaterSense products ($1,500 or less per item; September/October)

Hawaii

Not applicable

Not applicable

Idaho

Not applicable

Not applicable

Illinois

Not applicable

Not applicable

Indiana

Not applicable

Not applicable

Iowa

August 5-6, 2016

  • Clothing (less than $100 per item)

  • Footwear (less than $100 per item)

Kansas

Not applicable

Not applicable

Kentucky

Not applicable

Not applicable

Louisiana

August 5-6, 2016

  • Tangible personal property for non-business use (up to $2,500 per item)

Maine

Not applicable

Not applicable

Maryland

August 14-20, 2016

  • Clothing (up to $100 or less per item)

  • Footwear (up to $100 or less per item)

Massachusetts

Not applicable

Not applicable

Michigan

Not applicable

Not applicable

Minnesota

Not applicable

Not applicable

Mississippi

July 29-30, 2016

  • Clothing (up to $100 or less per item)

  • Footwear (up to $100 or less per item)

Missouri

August 5-7, 2016

  • Clothing (up to $100 or less per item)

  • School supplies (up to $50 or less per item)

  • Computer software (up to $350 or less per item)

  • Personal computers (up to $1,500 or less per item)

  • Computer peripheral devices (up to $1,500 or less per item)

  • Graphing Calculators (up to $150 or less per item)

Montana

Year round

Montana does not charge sales tax at all.

Nebraska

Not applicable

Not applicable

Nevada

Not applicable

Not applicable

New Hampshire

Year round

New Hampshire does not charge sales tax at all.

New Jersey

Not applicable

Not applicable

New Mexico

August 5-7, 2016

  • Clothing (less than $100 per item)

  • Shoes (less than $100 per item)

  • Computers ($1,000 or less per item)

  • Computer hardware ($500 or less per item)

  • School supplies (less than $30 per item)

New York

Not applicable

Not applicable

North Carolina

Not applicable

Not applicable

North Dakota

Not applicable

Not applicable

Ohio

August 5-7, 2016

  • Clothing ($75 or less per item)

  • School supplies ($20 or less per item)

  • Instructional materials ($20 or less per item)

Oklahoma

August 5-7, 2016

  • Clothing (less than $100 per item)

  • Footwear (less than $100 per item)

Oregon

Year round

Oregon does not charge sales tax at all.

Pennsylvania

Not applicable

Not applicable

Rhode Island

Not applicable

Not applicable

South Carolina

August 7-9, 2016

  • Clothing and accessories

  • Footwear

  • School supplies

  • Computer

  • Bath and bedding accessories

South Dakota

Not applicable

Not applicable

Tennessee

July 29-31, 2016

  • Clothing (up to $100 per item)

  • School supplies (up to $100 per item)

  • Computers (up to $1,500 per item)

Texas

August 5-7, 2016

  • Clothing (less than $100 per item)

  • Footwear (less than $100 per item)

  • School supplies and backpacks (less than $100 per item)

Utah

Not applicable

Not applicable

Vermont

Not applicable

Not applicable

Virginia

August 5-7, 2016

  • Clothing ($100 or less per item)

  • Footwear ($100 or less per item)

  • School supplies ($20 or less per item)

  • Portable generators ($1,000 or less per item)

  • Gas-powered chainsaws ($350 or less per item)

  • Chainsaw accessories ($60 or less per item)

  • Other specified hurricane preparedness items ($60 or less per item)

Washington

Not applicable

Not applicable

West Virginia

Not applicable

Not applicable

Wisconsin

Not applicable

Not applicable

Wyoming

Not applicable

Not applicable

Verify Your Savings

Prior to heading out for a shopping trip, contact your respective state's department of revenue to clarify any questions you may have about the sales tax holiday. Also, be sure to review your sales receipts at checkout to ensure the sales tax is deducted from eligible items.

Tax Free Days