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by Jesse Campbell on August 02, 2016

Guide to tax holidays 

Tax holidays are a neat little way to get people shopping. During a tax holiday, no state sales taxes are collected on applicable items. Unfortunately, not very many states currently hold an annual tax holiday. Below are the states that celebrate a tax holiday (as of 2016).

Alabama (1st weekend in August)

Tax-exempt items: clothing, computers, school supplies, books

Arkansas (1st weekend in August)

Tax-exempt items: clothing, school supplies, books

Connecticut (3rd week in August)

Tax-exempt items: clothing

Florida (2nd week in August)

Tax-exempt items: clothing, school supplies, books

Georgia (1st weekend in August)

Tax-exempt items: clothing, computers, school supplies

Iowa (1st weekend in August)

Tax-exempt items: clothing

Louisiana (1st weekend in August)

Tax-exempt items: most consumer purchases of tangible property are subject to a 2 percent sales tax exemption

Massachusetts (2nd weekend in August)

Tax-exempt items: most tangible personal property items costings $2,500 or less

Maryland (3rd week in August)

Tax-exempt items: clothing and footwear

Missouri (1st weekend in August)

Tax-exempt items: clothing, computers, school supplies

New Mexico (1st weekend in August)

Tax-exempt items: clothing, computers, school supplies

Oklahoma (1st weekend in August)

Tax-exempt items: clothing

South Carolina (1st weekend in August)

Tax-exempt items: clothing, computers, school supplies

Tennessee (1st weekend in August)

Tax-exempt items: clothing, computers, school supplies

Texas (1st weekend in August)

Tax-exempt items: clothing, school supplies, backpacks, diapers

Virginia (1st weekend in August)

Tax-exempt items: clothing, school supplies, energy-efficient appliances, hurricane preparedness items

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