Does your state participate in the 2017 sales tax holidays? If so, you can save BIG on school supplies, clothing, shoes, computers, and more.
What's a sales tax holiday? Many states around the U.S. offer certain days of the year where they do not charge sales tax on qualifying items. This can mean big savings for families shopping for school supplies, clothing, shoes, computers and other products. Even if you don't have school-aged kids, it is smart to take advantage of the savings:
Do you have a home business? Stock up on office supplies, and be sure to save your receipts for tax time.
Do you have toddlers and preschoolers? Stock up on art supplies for your own kids and buy ahead for great birthday gifts down the road.
Planning to donate supplies? Now's the time to buy in bulk so you can donate to local schools, churches and community groups.
Most states hold their sales tax holiday during the first weekend in August, which this year is August 4-6, but I noted those that differ. Click your state's link for the specifics and for the list of items that qualify.
2017 Sales Tax Holidays
Alabama (includes computers)
Iowa (clothing and footwear only)
Maryland (only clothing/footwear, runs week of August 13-19)
Mississippi (July 28-30)
Missouri (includes computers)
New Mexico (includes computers)
Oklahoma (clothing and footwear only)
South Carolina (includes computers)
Texas (August 11-13)
Tennessee (July 28-30, includes computers)
If you plan to shop the 2017 sales tax holidays in your state, what advice do you have?
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