Go Shopping Tax-Free In 16 States

Looking to save some cash on back to school shopping? A handful of states in the United States offer sales tax holidays, allowing families to purchase back to school items without having to pay state sales tax once per year. Discover how to skip out on taxes when back to school shopping with this guide to shopping tax free in your state.

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1 Alabama

From August 5th to 7th, 2011, sales tax holidays save residents sales tax on clothing, computers, school supplies and books.

2 Arkansas

Save on sales tax on clothing and school supplies, August 6th to 7th, 2011, in the state where "The People Rule."

3 Connecticut

From August 21st to August 27th, 2011, Connecticut residents can enjoy a sales tax holiday for a full week on clothing and footwear.

4 Florida

Florida residents go shopping tax free for school supplies, books and clothing from August 12th to 14th, 2011.

5 Iowa

Save on state sales tax in Iowa when you shop for back to school clothing August 5th and 6th, 2011.

6 Louisiana

The 2011 tax holiday falls on August 5th and 6th, saving Louisianans some cash on all tangible personal property, with the exception of vehicles subject to title and license, as well as all restaurant and fast food meals.

7 Maryland

For a full week in Maryland, go shopping tax free for clothing and footwear for your youngster from August 14th to 20th, 2011.

8 Mississippi

The state sales tax holiday on clothing and footwear for Mississippi residents is July 29th and 30th, 2011, marking the state as the earliest tax holiday.

9 Missouri

Missouri residents can take advantage of shopping tax free for clothing, computers and school supplies on August 5th through 7th, 2011.

10 New Mexico

Clothing, computers and school supplies can be purchased sans tax during New Mexico's tax holiday, August 5th through 7th, 2011.

11 North Carolina

From August 5th through 7th, 2011, residents of this east coast state can purchase clothing, school supplies, instructional materials, computers and sports equipment without paying a dime in state sales tax.

12 Oklahoma

Shop tax-free on back to school clothing from August 5th through August 7th, 2011 in the state where "Labor conquers all things."

13 South Carolina

Skip out on state sales tax when you shop in South Carolina from August 5th through 7th, 2011 on clothing, school supplies and computers.

14 Tennessee

Clothing, school supplies and computers can be snatched up sans sales tax during August 5th through 7th, 2011, Tennessee's tax holiday.

15 Texas

Pick up clothing, backpacks and school supplies while shopping tax free from August 19th to 21st, 2011.

16 Virginia

State sales tax is nowhere to be found from August 5th to 7th in Virginia, applicable to clothing and school supplies for the new school year.

Be sure to check with your county and city to learn whether or not your area is participating in your state's sales tax holiday. With the money you save when shopping tax free, you can splurge on a new outfit for yourself, too, simply by learning how to skip out on taxes when back to school shopping!

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Comments on "How to skip out on taxes when back to school shopping"

Hannah January 02, 2013 | 5:08 PM

Nice! I hope they do this again soon!

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