Key Takeaways
  • Many schools across the United States start school between late July and early September. In addition, some states have tax-free weekends to help parents pay for back-to-school essentials.
  • Below is a list of the states that have their tax-free weekends.
  • A resource link is listed under each state to help you find all the information you need.
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As the first day of school is right around the corner, many parents and children will be looking to purchase clothing, school supplies, and other essentials. To help parents out with these costly annual purchases, some states have school sales tax holidays, meaning certain items will be exempt from sales tax. To help you maximize your savings, here is a breakdown of what items will be tax-free, by state.

 

Arkansas

Date: August 6 through August 7, 2022


Eligible purchases include clothing and school supplies totaling less than $100. School Supplies, including art supplies and instructional materials, are also included with no spending limit. In addition, electronics such as cell phones, laptops, and tablets will also qualify for the no sales-tax rule with no spending limit. The sales tax holiday will end on Sunday, August 7, at 11:59 p.m.


To read more about what items qualify for the tax-free Holiday in Arkansas, click here.

 

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Connecticut

 

Date: August 21 through August 27, 2022


Eligible purchases include clothing and footwear under $100. To read more about what items qualify for the tax-free holiday in Connecticut, click here.


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Florida

 

Date: July 25 through August 7, 2022


Eligible purchases include clothing up to $100 and school supplies until $50. Electronics such as computers and accessories will also qualify for the no sales-tax rule with a $1,500 spending limit per item. 

 

To read more about what items qualify for the tax-free Holiday in Florida, click here.


Illinois

 

Date: August 5 through August 14, 2022

Eligible purchases include clothing and school supplies totaling less than $125. To read more about what items qualify for the tax-free Holiday in Illinois, click here.


Iowa

 

Date: August 5 through August 6, 2022

 

Eligible purchases include clothing totaling less than $100. These items will be tax exempt during the sales tax holiday from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 5, until Saturday, August 6, at 11:59 p.m. To read more about what items qualify for the tax-free Holiday in Iowa, click here.


Maryland

 

Date: August 14 through August 20, 2022


Eligible purchases include clothing and footwear totaling less than $100. To read more about what items qualify for the tax-free Holiday in Maryland, click here.

 

Massachusetts

 

Date: August 13 through August 14, 2022

 

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Eligible purchases include electronics, school supplies, and more, totaling up to $2,500. In addition, Massachusetts does not charge sales tax on clothes totaling less than $175 year-round. To read more about what items qualify for the tax-free holiday in Massachusetts, click here.


Missouri

 

Date: August 5 through August 7, 2022


Eligible purchases include clothing totaling $100 or less, school supplies totaling $50 or less, and computers totaling up to $1,500. 

 

To read more about what items qualify for the tax-free Holiday in Missouri, click here.


Recommended Read: Five Money Hacks for Back-to-School Shopping


New Mexico

 

Date: August 5 through August 7, 2022

 

Eligible purchases include clothing and footwear under $100, computers under $1,000, computer equipment under $500, and school supplies under $30. To read more about what items qualify for the tax-free Holiday in New Mexico, click here.

 

Ohio

 

Date: August 5 through August 7, 2022

 

Eligible purchases include clothing up to $75 and school supplies up to $20. To read more about what items qualify for the tax-free Holiday in Ohio, click here.

 

Oklahoma

 

Date: August 5 through August 7, 2022


Eligible purchases include clothing and footwear under $100. To read more about what items qualify for the tax-free Holiday in Oklahoma, click here.

 

South Carolina

 

Date: August 5 through August 7, 2022


Eligible purchases include clothing, school supplies, and computers with no purchase limit. In addition, computers for educational or personal purposes and accessories qualify with no limit. 

 

To read more about what items qualify for the tax-free holiday in South Carolina, click here

 

Texas

 

Date: August 5 through August 7, 2022

 

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Eligible purchases include clothing and footwear under $100 and school supplies under $100. To read more about what items qualify for the tax-free holiday in Texas, click here.

 

Virginia

 

Date: August 5 through August 7, 2022


Eligible purchases include clothing and footwear up to $100 and school supplies up to $20. In addition, emergency products such as portable generators are eligible for up to $1,000. Other hurricane preparedness items are eligible for up to $60 per item. To read more about what items qualify for the Virginia tax-free holiday, click here.

 

The Money Wrap-Up

 

Going back to school typically means purchasing new things if a child needs them, and these costs can accumulate quickly. Therefore, you can save money on school supplies by utilizing the tax-free weekend.  


 

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