If you’re looking for a deal on clothes, school supplies and other items, one of the best ways to save money is by shopping during a sales tax holiday.
This article is going to show you which states have sales tax holidays coming up so that you can take advantage of the bargains.
The Sales Tax Institute has a list of states with sales tax holidays still to come in 2020. Clark.com has independently verified this list.
What Is a Sales Tax Holiday?
Sales tax holidays are weekends or weeks in states and other jurisdictions that let shoppers buy certain items at face value.
Tax-free weekends are typically held around the back-to-school season: late July into August.
Let’s look at states with upcoming tax-free weekends and weeks. Depending on the state, the sales may have price limits and other restrictions so click on the links below to see the details for your state.
14 States With Upcoming Sales Tax Holidays
|States||Items That Are Tax-Free||Date|
|Arkansas||Clothing, certain school supplies, art supplies and instructional materials. See the full list.||August 1-2, 2020|
|Connecticut||Certain clothes, including jackets, shoes less than $100 per item. See the full list.||August 16-22, 2020|
|Florida||Certain school supplies for $15 or less per item; clothing, footwear, and certain accessories for $60 or less per item; and the first $1,000 for personal computers and related items. See the full list.||August 7-9, 2020|
|Iowa||Select clothing and footwear less than $100 per item. See the full list.||August 7-8, 2020|
|Massachusetts||All eligible items costing $2,500 or less. See the details.||August 29-30, 2020|
|Mississippi||Clothing, footwear, or school supplies less than $100 per item. See the full list.||July 31-August 1|
|Missouri||Clothing, school supplies, computers, and other items. See the full list.||August 7-9, 2020|
|New Mexico||Clothing, footwear and accessories less than $100 per item. See the full list.||August 7-9, 2020|
Clothing for $75 or less; school supplies for $20 or less; school instructional material for $20 or less per item. See the full list.
|August 7-9, 2020|
|Oklahoma||Clothing and footwear less than $100 per item. See the full list.||August 7-9, 2020|
|South Carolina||Clothing, accessories, shoes, school supplies, backpacks and computers. See the full list.||August 7-9, 2020|
|Tennessee||Clothing, school supplies and computers. See the full list.||July 31-August 2, 2020|
|Texas||Clothing footwear and other items under $100. See the full list.||August 7-9, 2020|
|Virginia||Qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane, emergency preparedness items and more. See the full list.||August 7-9, 2020|
Money expert Clark Howard says when it comes to tax-free shopping days, you should concentrate only on the items you need.
“Retailers are very savvy promoting these tax holidays and actually bump prices up because people come in just buying anything because it’s tax-free,” he says.
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