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Sales Tax Holidays

Sales Tax Holiday Chart By State


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State Type Dates Description
Alabama Annual Holiday February 20-22, 2015

Severe weather preparedness items - $60 or less per item, except for generators and power cords, which are covered so long as they cost $1,000 or less. Note: not all counties and municipalities are participating in the sales tax holiday. Click here to view an updated chart listing participation.

Alabama Annual Holiday August 7-9, 2015

1. Clothing - $100 or less per article (excluding accessories and protective or recreational equipment)

2. Single purchases ($750 or less) of computers, computer software, and school computer supplies (excluding purchases for commercial use)

3. Noncommercial school supplies - $50 or less per item

4. Noncommercial purchases of books - $30 or less per item

Note: not all counties and municipalities are participating in the sales tax holiday. Click here to view an updated chart listing participation.

Alaska Holiday September 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015

Purchases of qualifying non-prepared food.

Note: This tax holiday is for Homer, Alaska and Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska only.

 

Arkansas Annual Holiday August 1-2, 2015

1. Clothing and footwear - less than $100 per item

2. Clothing accessories and equipment - less than $50 per item

3. School supplies, school art supplies, and school instructional materials

Connecticut Annual Holiday August 16-22, 2015

1. Clothing and footwear - Less than $100 per item (excluding clothing accessories and protective or athletic clothing).

Florida Holiday August 7 -16, 2015
  1. Clothing, footwear, wallets, or bags, including handbags, backpacks, fanny packs, and diaper bags, but excluding briefcases, suitcases, and other garment bags, with a sales price of $100 or less per item
  2. School supplies with a sales price of $15 or less per item
  3. The first $750 of the sales price of personal computers or personal computer-related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use
  4. Note: does not apply to sales made within a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment, or airport
Georgia Annual Holiday October 2-4, 2015

1. Purchases of energy-efficient and water-efficient products purchased for noncommercial use - $1500 or less per item

2. NOTE: Does not apply with regard to purchases for trade, business, resale, or commercial use.

Georgia Annual Holiday July 31 - August 1, 2015

1. Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item

2. Computers, computer components, and prewritten computer software purchased for noncommercial home or personal use with a sales price of $1,000 or less per item

3. School supplies, school art supplies, school computer supplies, and school instructional materials purchased for noncommercial use with a sales price of $20 or less per item

4. NOTE: Does not apply to items used in a trade or business or for resale, or rentals; or sales in theme parks, entertainment complexes, public lodging establishments, restaurants, or airports.

Iowa Annual Holiday August 7-8, 2015

1. Clothing and footwear - less than $100 per item (excluding clothing accessories)

Louisiana Annual Holiday September 4-6, 2015

1. Any consumer purchases of firearms, ammunition, and hunting supplies.

Louisiana Annual Holiday May 30-31, 2015

1. Hurricane preparedness items and supplies not sold at any airport, public lodging establishment or hotel, convenience store or entertainment complex - $1,500 or less per item. Note: the holiday only applies to the 4% state sales tax and doesn't apply to local sales tax.

Louisiana Annual Holiday August 7-8, 2015

1. Purchases of most tangible personal property for non-business use - $2,500 or less per item. Note: The holiday applies to the state sales tax, but does not apply to the sales taxes levied by parishes, municipalities, school boards, and other political subdivisions of the state.

Maryland Annual Holiday February 14-16, 2015

Sales of Energy Star products (includes air conditioners, washers and dryers, furnaces, heat pumps, standard-size refrigerators, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL), light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs, dehumidifiers and programmable thermostats) and solar water heaters

State Type Dates Description
Maryland Annual Holiday August 9-15, 2015

Clothing and footwear (excluding accessories) - $100 or less per item

Mississippi Annual Holiday September 4-6, 2015

Retail sales of firearms, ammunition, and hunting supplies. "Hunting supplies" means tangible personal property used for hunting, including, and limited to, archery equipment, firearm and archery cases, firearm and archery accessories, hearing protection, holsters, belts, and slings.

Mississippi Annual Holiday July 31 - August 1, 2015

1. Clothing and footwear - less than $100 per item.

Missouri Annual Holiday August 7-9, 2015

1. Clothing - $100 or less per item (excluding clothing accessories)

2. School supplies - $50 or less per item

3. Computer Software - $350 or less per item

4. Computers/computer peripheral devices - $1,500 or less

5. Graphing calculators - $150 or less per item

Missouri Annual Holiday April 19-25, 2015

1. All retail sales of Energy Star certified new appliances (includes Clothes washers, Clothes dryers, Water heaters, Dishwashers, Air conditioners, Furnaces, Refrigerators, Freezers, and Heat pumps) of up to $1,500 per appliance

New Mexico Annual Holiday August 7-9, 2015

1. Clothing and footwear items - less than $100 per item (excluding accessories, athletic or protective clothing or footwear)

2. School supplies - less than $30 per item

3. Computers, e-readers that have computing functions, and tablets - $1,000 or less per item

4. Certain computer related items - $500 or less per item

Ohio Holiday August 7-9, 2015

1. A clothing item priced at $75 or less

2. An item of school supplies priced at $20 or less

3. An item of school instructional material priced at $20 or less

Oklahoma Annual Holiday August 7-9, 2015

1. Clothing and footwear - less than $100 per item (excluding accessories, special clothing or footwear primarily designed for athletic activity or protective use that is not normally worn except when used for athletic activity or protective use, or to the rental of clothing or footwear)

Puerto Rico Holiday January 16-17, 2015

Purchases of school uniforms and school supplies

South Carolina Annual Holiday August 7-9, 2015

1. Clothing and certain clothing accessories (excluding rentals)

2. Footwear (excluding rentals)

3. School supplies

4. Computers, printers and printer supplies and computer software (excludes items used for commercial purposes)

5. Certain bed and bath items

Tennessee Annual Holiday August 7-9, 2015

1. Clothing - $100 or less per item (excludes clothing accessories or equipment)

2. School and Art supplies -$100 or less per item

3. Computers - $1,500 or less per item (excludes computer software and any items for use in a trade or business)

Texas Annual Holiday May 23-25, 2015

Energy Star-qualified air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less; refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less; ceiling fans; incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs; dishwashers; dehumidifiers; and clothes washers

Texas Annual Holiday August 7-9, 2015

1. Clothing and footwear - less than $100 per item (excluding accessories, athletic or protective clothing, and rentals of clothing or footwear); backpacks used by elementary and secondary students are included

2. Most School Supplies - less than $100 per item

Virginia Annual Holiday May 25-31, 2015

1. Portable generators (up to $1,000 each)

2. Gas-powered chain saws (up to $350 each)

3. Chainsaw accessories (up to $60 each)

4. Other hurricane preparedness items (up to $60 each)

Virginia Annual Holiday August 7-9, 2015

1. Energy Star & WaterSense qualified products - $2,500 or less per item (purchased for noncommercial home or personal use)

2. Clothing and footwear - $100 or less per item

3. School Supplies - $20 or less per item

4. Portable generators (up to $1,000 each)

5. Gas-powered chainsaws (up to $350 each)

6. Chainsaw accessories (up to $60 each)

7. Other hurricane preparedness items (up to $60 each)

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