When is Tax-Free Weekend in my State? | Direct Energy Blog

When is Tax-Free Weekend in My State?

What’s your favorite holiday? Most people choose Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween or one of the other big ones. But those who are always looking for a deal and a way to save money will tell you that one of their favorite holidays is the tax-free weekend.

While there’s no Easter Bunny, Elf on the Shelf, turkey or other mascot for this holiday, there is some real, hard money to be saved.

In participating states, tax-free weekends give shoppers the chance to stock up on select items (usually back-to-school supplies) without paying any sales tax. This makes it an ideal way for families to save money on much-needed school supplies.

Now, this isn’t a free-for-all. Each state has its own restrictions on what items are eligible for the tax exemption and how much each of these items can cost.

When is Tax-Free Weekend in my State? | Direct Energy Blog

Below is a list of states participating in the tax-free weekend, along with a list of eligible items. To learn more about the specifics for each state, click on the link and you will be directed to the state’s Department of Revenue page where you can find the full details.

August 4-6, 2017

  • Arkansas. Eligible items include clothing and school supplies.
  • Florida. Eligible items include clothing, school supplies and computers.
  • Iowa. Eligible items include clothing and school supplies.
  • Louisiana. Anything that costs under $2500.
  • Missouri. Eligible items include clothing, school supplies and computers.
  • New Mexico. Eligible items include clothing, school supplies and computers.
  • Ohio. Eligible items include clothing and school supplies.
  • Oklahoma. Eligible items include clothing.
  • South Carolina. Eligible items include clothing, school supplies and computers.
  • Virginia. Eligible items include clothing and school supplies.

August 11-13

  • Texas. Eligible items include clothing, backpacks and school supplies.

August 13-19

  • Maryland. Eligible items include clothing and footwear.

August 20-26

  • Connecticut. Eligible items include clothing and footwear.

Be sure to get your shopping list ready and find out how much you can save on your tax-free weekend!