Sales Tax Holidays

Stay updated on what sales tax holidays may be going on in your state! This chart includes information about recent, current, and upcoming sales tax holidays.

Sales Tax FAQs

Explore commonly asked questions about sales and use tax. A great starting place to learn about fundamental sales tax concepts and general applications to business.

Tennessee Issues Guidance on One-Time Sales Tax Holidays for 2020

Tennessee has issued guidance on one-time sales tax holidays for 2020.

West Virginia Enacts Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

West Virginia has enacted legislation to create a back-to-school sales tax holiday, effective July 1, 2021.

Mississippi Enacts Changes to Annual Back to School Sales Tax Holiday and Creates New Nonprofit Exemptions

Mississippi has enacted legislation that makes changes to the state’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday.

Wisconsin Enacts Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Wisconsin has enacted a back-to-school sales tax holiday that will run from August 1 through August 5, 2018.

Massachusetts Creates Permanent Annual Sales Tax Holiday

Massachusetts enacted a permanent sales tax holiday held annually over a weekend in August beginning in 2019.

Ohio Legislation Creates Permanent Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday

Ohio passed legislation to create a permanent back-to-school sales tax holiday each August.

Upcoming Texas Sales Tax Holiday for Water-Saving and Energy-Saving Products

The annual Texas sales tax holiday for water-saving and energy-saving products will take place May 26-28, 2018.

2018 Tax Holidays Chart

We update our Sales Tax Holidays Chart regularly. Information is updated as states announce dates and participation. On the chart, you can find sales tax holidays by state and get additional details including the tax holiday dates, the type of…

Virginia Extends Sunset Date for Annual Sales Tax Holiday

Virginia enacted legislation to extend the sunset date for the state’s annual sales tax holiday for school supplies and clothing, water saving products, and hurricane preparedness items from July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2022.

North Carolina Repeals Annual August Sales Tax Holiday

The North Carolina Department of Revenue has reminded taxpayers that the state’s annual sales tax holiday formerly scheduled in August was repealed by legislation enacted in 2013.

Maryland Institutes Annual Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday

Maryland has instituted an annual sales tax holiday for Energy Star products beginning in 2011 and moving forward. Purchases of Energy Star products and solar water heaters are exempt from sales and use tax from the Saturday immediately preceding the…

Texas Announces Annual Sales Tax Holiday

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has announced that its annual sales tax holiday will take place on August 19-21, 2011. During the tax holiday, most clothing and footwear priced under $100 are exempt from sales and use tax. In…

Florida Issues FAQs on 2010 Sales Tax Holiday

The Florida Department of Revenue has offered clarification on this year’s sales tax holiday, taking place from August 13 through August 15, 2010. New and used books with a selling price of $50 or less qualify for the sales tax…

Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday Enacted

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill that provides for a sales tax holiday effective August 14 and August 15, 2010. Many non-business retail items with a selling price of $2500 or less are exempt from sales and use…

Illinois Enacts Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Illinois has enacted a sales tax holiday effective August 6 through August 15, 2010 applying to qualifying school supplies, clothing and footwear. The state retailer’s sales and use tax rate will be reduced from 6.25% to 1.25% on qualifying items.…

Texas Discusses Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts issued a newsletter that discusses, among other things, the annual Memorial Day weekend Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday. The 2010 Holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, and end at 11:59…

West Virginia Governor Vetoes Firearms Tax Holiday

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin III has vetoed House Bill 4521, a bill that was termed the Second Amendment Appreciation Act for providing a state sales tax holiday for the purchase of firearms. The governor stated loss in sales tax…

District of Columbia Repeals its Back-to-School Tax Holiday

In a move to increase revenues, legislation has been enacted in D.C. to repeal the August 2009 sales tax holiday. In earlier years the tax holiday provided a nine day exemption from the 5.75 percent sales tax on purchase of…

Florida Legislature Does Not Provide 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Due to budget restrictions, Florida did not pass legislation that would provide a sales tax holiday relief period for back-to-school supplies. Nor did the State pass any bills that would allow a sales tax holiday for hurricane preparedness. The failed…

Concrete Manufacturer Vehicles Liable for Michigan Use Tax

The Michigan Department of Treasury found a concrete manufacturer liable for use tax on the use of pump trucks, tanker trailers, and a Smith trailer. The vehicles were not being used to mix and agitate materials at a plant or…

Puerto Rico Declares Emergency Tax Exemption

Due to heavy rainfall and emergency weather conditions, the Governor of Puerto Rico has issued emergency Administrative Determination No. 08-07 to exempt basic necessities from sales tax for the period starting at 3 p.m. September 23, 2008 and ending 11:59…

Tennessee Announces March Tax Holiday

The Tennessee Department of Revenue has announced one-time sales tax holiday from Friday, March 21, 2008 through Sunday, March 23, 2008. Qualified items exempt from sales and use tax include: 1) clothing costing $100 or less per item; 2) school…