Tax free weekend 2017 is coming up for most of us, starting August 11th if you are in Texas! It is hard to get excited about a sale where you are saving 8.25% BUT the sales that they run on top of that are killer! (Big thanks to MissiontoSave)
The tax free weekend applies to the following items IN GENERAL – but differ quite a bit per state:
- Clothing and footwear under $100
- School supplies under $100
- Backpacks under $100
- Includes layaway items
- See detailed rules here for YOUR state!
Keep in mind, too, that not all general merchandise items are included in the sales tax holiday. For example, cowboy boots and climbing boots are tax-free, but ski boots are still taxed during Texas’ tax free weekend. In fact, many sporting goods are not included at all.
States Participating in Tax Free Weekend 2017
Alabama Tax Free Weekend, July 21-23
Arkansas Tax Free Weekend, August 5-6
Connecticut Tax Free Weekend, August 20-26
Florida Tax Free Weekend, Not Set
Georgia Tax Free Weekend, Not Set
Iowa Tax Free Weekend, August 4-5
Louisiana Tax Free Weekend, August 4-5
Maryland Tax Free Weekend, August 13-19
Massachusettes Tax Free Weekend, Not Set
Mississippi Tax Free Weekend, July 28-29
Missouri Tax Free Weekend, August 4-6
New Mexico Tax Free Weekend, August 4-6
Ohio Tax Free Weekend, August 4-6, 2017
Oklahoma Tax Free Weekend, August 4-6
Rhode Island Tax Free Weekend, Not Set
South Carolina Tax Free Weekend, August 4-6
Tennessee Tax Free Weekend, July 28-30
Texas Tax Free Weekend, August 11-13
Virginia Tax Free Weekend, August 4-6
There are two separate lists of items that qualify for TAX FREE status. The first one is the list of qualifying clothing, footwear and other items. The second list is the School Supplies. The (T) means taxable and the (E) means exempt
This list does not include all items that may qualify for exemption during the sales tax holiday. It provides examples only.
Sales Tax Holiday
All-inclusive list of qualifying school supplies (if priced less than $100)
Taxed: Taxable items tend to be the more specialized, less necessary items of clothing such as jewelry, hair accessories, purses, football pants and golf gloves. Regular shoes (sandals, slippers, sneakers) are exempt, but cleated shoes, fishing boots and ballet slippers are not. A more complete list of exempt and non-exempt items can be found on the state of Texas website.