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2015 Tax-Free Weekend Guide

2015 Tax-Free Weekend Guide

Back to School season is quickly approaching and whether you have a little one going back to school or just want to take advantage of the sales for yourself, check out our quick guide to Tax-Free Weekends in the U.S. this year!

ALABAMA: August 7- 9

Is your city included? https://www.revenue.alabama.gov/salestax/STholiday.cfm

What’s Eligible:

Clothing: $100 or less, per article of clothing

Computers, computer software, & school computer supplies: a single purchase with a sales price of $750 or less

School supplies, school art supplies & school instructional material: sales price of $50 or less per item

Books: Sales price of $30 or less per book

More Information: http://revenue.alabama.gov/salestax/STHolidayQuickRefSheet15.pdf

 

ARKANSAS: August 1-2

What’s Eligible:

Clothing and footwear $100 or less per item

Clothing accessories and equipment $50 or less per item

School supplies

School art supplies

School instructional materials

More Information: http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/offices/exciseTax/salesanduse/Documents/holidayItemized.pdf

 

FLORIDA: August 7-16

What’s Eligible:

Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories $100 or less per item.

Certain school supplies $15 or less per item.

The first $750 of the sales price for computers and certain computer-related accessories.

More Information:
http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/tips/pdf/tip15a01-05_taxpayers_faq.pdf

 

GEORGIA: July 31- August 1

What’s Eligible:

Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100.00 or less per item

Computers, computer components, and prewritten computer software purchased for noncommercial home or personal use with a sales price of $1,000.00 or less per item

School supplies, school art supplies, school computer supplies, and school instructional materials purchased for noncommercial use with a sales price of $20.00 or less per item.

More Information: http://dor.georgia.gov/sites/dor.georgia.gov/files/related_files/document/LATP/Bulletin/Sales%20Tax%20Holiday%20IB%202014_0.pdf

 

IOWA: August 7-8

What’s Eligible:

Select clothing and footwear less than $100.00.

More Information:
https://tax.iowa.gov/iowas-annual-sales-tax-holiday

 

LOUISIANA: August 7-8

What’s Eligible:

All consumer purchases of tangible personal property.

More Information: http://www.revenue.louisiana.gov/NewsAndPublications/salestaxholiday

 

MARYLAND: August 9-15

What’s eligible:

Clothing and footwear $100 or less.

More Information: http://comptroller.marylandtaxes.com/Public_Services/Agency_Information/Office_of_the_Comptroller/Comptroller_Initiatives/Shop_Maryland_Tax-free_Week/TFW-facts_2014.pdf

 

MISSISSIPPI: July 31 to August 1

What’s Eligible: Clothing and footwear $100 or less

More Information: https://www.dor.ms.gov/docs/2015SalesTaxHoliday.pdf

 

MISSOURI: August 7-9

Cities not participating: http://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/school/cities.php

What’s Eligible:

Clothing $100 or less

School supplies less than $50 per purchase

Computer software $350 or less

Personal computers less than $3,500

Computer peripheral devices less than $3,500

More Information: http://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/school/consumers.php

 

NEW MEXICO: August 7-9

What’s Eligible: 

New Mexico has all tangible personal property on tax-free sale, but some school related eligible items include:

Clothing or shoes less than $100

Desktop, laptop or notebook computers less than $1,000

Computer hardware less than $500.

School supplies less than $30

More Information: http://www.tax.newmexico.gov/uploads/files/Tax%20Holiday%20Item%20List%2003-14.pdf

 

OHIO: August 7-9

What’s Eligible:

An item of clothing priced at $75 or less

An item of school supplies priced at $20 or less

An item of school instructional material priced at $20 or less

More Information: http://www.tax.ohio.gov/sales_and_use/salestaxholiday/holidayfaq.aspx

 

SOUTH CAROLINA: August 7-9

What’s Eligible:

Clothing and shoes 

School supplies

Computers

More Information and Items:
https://dor.sc.gov/resources-site/lawandpolicy/Advisory%20Opinions/IL15-7.pdf

 

TENNESSEE: August 7-9

What’s Eligible:

Clothing $100 or less

School Supplies $100 or less

Computers $1,500 or less

More Information: http://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/revenue/attachments/STH_Alpha_List_2015_exempt.pdf

 

TEXAS: August 7 – 9

What’s Eligible:

Most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100

More Information: http://comptroller.texas.gov/taxinfo/taxpubs/taxholiday/d/

 

VIRGINIA: August 7-9

What’s Eligible:

School supply items $20 or less

Clothing and footwear $100 or less

More information: http://www.tax.virginia.gov/content/school-supplies-and-clothing-holiday

 

 

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