Tax Free Weekend Shopping

Shopping

Many states offer a “tax free” weekend (or just a day or two) to help people save money on “back to school” shopping.  My state of Nebraska doesn’t offer such (didn’t pass in legislature), but I live close to Iowa which is having their tax free weekend going on right now!  Unfortunately I will not be able to take advantage of it since I am flying out to New York City earlier in the morning.

But I thought I’d compile a list of the states that are participating on what days along with what purchases will be tax free on those days…

Alabama – August 7 – 9, 2009 (Books, Clothing, Computers, School Supplies)

Connecticut – August 15 – 22, 2009 (Clothing, Shoes)

Georgia – was July 30 – August 2, 2009

Iowa – August 7 – 8, 2009 (Clothing, Shoes)

Louisiana – August 7 – 8, 2009 (anything under $2,500)

Mississippi – was July 31 – August 1, 2009

Missouri – August 7 – 9, 2009 (Clothing, Computers, School Supplies)

New Mexico – August 7 – 9, 2009 (Clothing, Computers, School Supplies)

North Carolina – August 7 – 9, 2009 (Clothing, Computer, School Supplies, Sports & Recreation Equipment)

Oklahoma – August 7 – 9, 2009 (Clothing, Shoes)

South Carolina – August 7 – 9, 2009 (Clothing, Computers, School Supplies)

Tennessee – August 7 – 9, 2009 (Clothing, Computers, School Supplies)

Texas – August 21 – 23, 2009 (Backpacks, Clothing, Shoes)

Vermont – August 22, 2009 (Items under $2,000 excluding Food)

Virginia – August 7 – 9, 2009 (Clothing, School Supplies)

West Virginia – September 1 – November 30, 2009 (Energy Star Products under $5,000)

If I am missing any or the details are incorrect, please let me know!

Also, remember if you are shopping online, and the online store does not have a business location in your state, then you do not have to pay sales tax either!  That is one of the few advantages of living in Nebraska!

“See” you all next week!

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    virginia August 13, 2009

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