2017 Back to School Tax Free Holidays

It is that time of year again for our annual back to school tax free holiday segment for our readers in the United States. We love the ability to save money on items that the kids need to stock up on for back to school, and we know you do as well!

Tax Free Shopping Days for 2017 - Back to School Savings

As always, a big thanks to the Federation of Tax Administrators for putting together this chart!

State

Items Included & Maximum Cost Allowed

2017
Dates

Information Links *

Alabama

clothing – $100
computers – $750 
school supplies – $50 
books – $30

July 21-23

http://www.revenue.alabama.gov/

Arkansas

clothing – $100
school supplies

August 5-6

http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/

Connecticut

clothing and footwear – $100

August 20-26

http://www.ct.gov/drs/

Florida

Clothing – $60

Supplies – $15

Computers – $750

August 4-6

http://floridarevenue.com/

Iowa

clothing – $100

August 4-5

https://tax.iowa.gov/

Louisiana

Annual Holiday
all TPP – $2,500
(2% rate reduction)

August 4-5

http://www.revenue.louisiana.gov/

Maryland

clothing & footwear-$100

August 13-19

http://www.marylandtaxes.com/

Mississippi

clothing & footwear – $100

July 28-29

http://www.dor.ms.gov/

Missouri

clothing – $100
computers – $1,500
school supplies – $50

August 4-6

http://dor.mo.gov/

New Mexico

clothing – $100
computers – $1,000
computer equip. – $500
school supplies – $30

August 4-6

http://www.tax.newmexico.gov

Ohio

clothing – $75
school supplies – $20

August 4-6

http://www.tax.ohio.gov/

Oklahoma

clothing – $100

August 4-6

http://www.tax.ok.gov/

South Carolina

clothing
school supplies
computers
other

August 4-6

http://www.sctax.org/

Tennessee

clothing – $100 
school supplies – $100
computers – $1,500

July 28-30

http://tn.gov/revenue/

Texas

energy star products 
air conditioners – $6,000; other – $2,000

May 27-29

http://comptroller.texas.gov/

Texas

clothing, backpacks and school supplies- $100

August 11-13

http://comptroller.texas.gov/

Virginia

clothing – $100
school supplies – $20

August 4-6

http://www.tax.virginia.gov/

For my fellow Hanover County parents, below is a list of links to the school websites so you can download the school supply list for your school and take advantage of these tax-free shopping days.

Hanover County, Virginia Elementary Schools

Hanover County, Virginia Middle Schools

Hanover County, Virginia High Schools

Alternative Education

The Georgetown School

How Much Can I Save on Tax-Free Weekend?

Let’s face it, if you pay a high state sales tax, then tax-free weekend is a financial relief for your screaming wallet when it comes to school shopping, especially with more than one child. Unfortunately, most stores don’t feature any huge sales or offer any discounts during tax-free weekend. While you might be tempted to stock up on jeans and hoodies for the teenagers, you might be better off waiting for Old Navy to have a store wide sale when you can get 30 to 50% off the merchandise. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our Coupon Central page for great deals!

Public Surplus Auctions

Did you know that most schools and government offices in your state will hold Public Surplus Auctions where you can pick up computers, vehicles, desks, and well – pretty much anything under the sun – at a fraction of cost? Most times you will need to arrange for pickup of the item you’ve purchased but the details of the item up for auction are always clearly listed. 

Virginia – here is a list of all the Public Surplus Auctions going on right now that might interest you. If you want to find a list of auctions in your state, just go to PublicSurplus.com and click on the region you are looking for or your state.

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