Many states are offering Back to School Tax FREE Shopping holidays in 2013. During back to school preparations for everyone – homeschooling and public schooling alike – these holidays can really save you some cash! Here is a full list of participating states. Follow the links for each state for more information, as each of the states have their own guidelines as to what can be purchased and the spending limit. Just remember – some states offer better deals than others!
Why is a tax free holiday important for back to school?
Tax free holidays usually take place during August in order to help parents (and teachers) save money on their back to school needs. I suggest planning ahead to take full advantage of these once a year holidays. Make a list of what you need, and shop around for the best sales prices. Doing so can save you anywhere from 4 to 7% off your total price!
2013 Tax Free Holiday Dates
Alabama – August 2 to August 4
Arkansas – August 3 to August 4
Connecticut – August 18 to August 24
Florida – August 2 to August 4
Georgia – August 9 to August 10
Iowa – August 2 and August 3
Louisiana – August 2 and August 3
Maryland – August 11 to August 17
Mississippi – July 26 to July 27
Missouri – August 2 to August 4
New Mexico – August 2 to August 4
North Carolina – August 2 to August 4
Oklahoma – August 2 to August 4
South Carolina – August 2 to August 4
Tennessee – August 2 to August 4
Texas – August 9 to August 11
Virginia – August 2 to August 4
Tax free holidays are not in all states, either because (a) there are no state sales taxes or (b) they are not participating in the tax free holiday. Stay tuned next week for more great tips!