Did you know that many states offer Back to School Tax Free shopping days. If you live in one of these states, be sure to take advantage of the savings opportunity this year.
When August hits, many families start to think about shopping for back to school. Whether its for school supplies or new school clothes, budgeting for back-to-school shopping is a must. And to help with a little savings, many states offer Tax Free shopping days for back to school supplies. If you are fortunate enough to live in one of these states, be sure to take advantage in 2022! Every penny counts!
Most states offer limits on the amount you purchase. For instance, $75-100 in tax free clothing, $100 in tax free school supplies & $1,000 in tax free technology (computers and such). Some states offer better deals than others. Check your specific state for all the details.
Back to School Sales Tax Holiday By State for 2022
Alabama Tax Free Weekend, July 15-17
Arkansas Tax Free Weekend, August 6-7
Connecticut Tax Free Weekend, August 10-16
Florida Tax Free Weekend, July 25 – August 7
Illinois Reduced Tax Rate, August 5-14
Iowa Tax Free Weekend, August 5-6
Maryland Tax Free Weekend, August 14-20
Massachusetts Tax Free Weekend, August 13-14
Mississippi Tax Free Weekend, July 29-30
Missouri Tax Free Weekend, August 5-7
New Mexico Tax Free Weekend, August 5-7
Ohio Tax Free Weekend, August 5-7 (Ohio Tax Free Weekend details)
Oklahoma Tax Free Weekend, August 5-7
South Carolina Tax Free Weekend, August 5-7
Tennessee Tax Free Weekend, July 29-31
Texas Tax Free Weekend, August 5-7
Virginia Tax Free Weekend, August 5-7
West Virginia Tax Free Weekend, August 5-8
DOES YOUR STATE OFFER A TAX FREE SHOPPING WEEKEND FOR BACK TO SCHOOL? (Check the National Sales Tax Holidays list here)
Check out my Good Day Columbus segment in 2020 with Tax Free Weekend Tips, including some related to COVID changes with shopping.
More Tips from a GDC segment back in 2016 Good Day Columbus Segment for Tax Holiday Tips (video from 2016, so sales prices are not valid- but tips are!)
Why doesn’t Indiana participate in the “Tax Holiday”?
Mary Hoover says
Each state sets their own dates and it’s actually something that is legislated. So I honestly don’t know why some do and some don’t. It’s truely- politics. Sorry.