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2010 August Sales Tax Holidays

Indirect Tax, Tax Management Software July 20, 2010

There are quite a few sales tax holidays coming up in August even though a few states have decided not to hold their annual sales tax holidays this year due to budgetary woes. Here is a list of the states where you will be able to get in a little tax-free back to school shopping.

Alabama – August 6th through 8th: clothing up to $100, as well as certain school supplies and computers.

Connecticut – August 15th through 21st: clothing and footwear under $300.

Florida – August 13th through 15th: books, clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $50 or less, or on certain school supplies selling for $10 or less.

Illinois – August 6th through 15th: clothing, footwear, and school supplies up to $100/item.

Iowa – August 6th and 7th: clothing, footwear and school supplies up to $100.

Louisiana – August 6th and 7th: the first $2,500 of the purchase price of most individual items of tangible personal property for non-business use.

Maryland – August 8th through 14th: certain apparel and footwear $100 or less. Accessories are not included.

Missouri – August 6th through 8th: clothing up to $100, computer software up to $350, computer hardware up to $3500, and school supplies up to $15.

New Mexico – August 6th through 8th: certain clothing, computers and school supplies.

North Carolina – August 6th through 8th: clothing, footwear, and school supplies of $100 or less per item; school instructional materials of $300 or less per item; sports and recreation equipment of $50 or less per item, computers of $3,500 or less per item; and computer supplies of $250 or less per item.

Oklahoma – August 6th through 8th: certain clothing and shoes.

South Carolina – August 6th through 8th: clothing, clothing accessories, footwear, school supplies, computers, certain household goods.

Tennessee – August 6th through 8th: certain clothing, school supplies and computers.

Texas – August 20 through 22nd: clothing, footwear, book bags, and school supplies up to $100.

Virginia – August 6th through 8th: certain school supplies, clothing and footwear — each eligible school supply item must be priced at $20 or less, and each eligible article of clothing and footwear must be priced at $100 or less.

Get ready, get set, shop!