Sales Tax Holidays

A sales tax holiday is a limited-time period where a state allows sales tax to be waived or reduced on categories of items. These holidays are short in duration and are limited to the items listed. Annual holidays are recurring under the legislation. Non-annual holidays require legislation each year.

How to use this chart:

This chart will keep you updated on sales tax holidays in your state! Find the state you’re looking for to see recent, current, or upcoming sales tax holidays. Not all states hold sales tax holidays. For a handy chart of holiday information and key facts by state, select a jurisdiction.

State Type Dates Description
Alabama Annual Back to School Holiday July 15-17, 2022

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.

Alabama Annual Severe Weather Holiday February 25-27, 2022

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.

Arkansas Annual Back to School Holiday August 6-7, 2022

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 Back to School Holiday August 21-27, 2022

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

Connecticut Sales Tax Holiday on Clothing and Footwear April 10-16, 2022

Sales of these items are not subject to tax during this week:

  • Certain items of clothing or footwear primarily designed for athletic activity or protective use costing less than $100
  • Safety apparel items costing less than $100

If you do business in these jurisdictions, you must create user-defined tax rules to apply the holiday tax exemption for each jurisdiction (Connecticut and Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation) for the following category:

  • Sporting Activities Clothing: Create a taxable tier rule with a $99.99 tier exemption.

In addition, you must create off-setting taxable rules for each jurisdiction for the following nonqualifying subcategory:

  • Sporting Activities Equipment: Create a standard taxable rule.

Set these user-defined rules with an effective date of April 10, 2022 and an end date of April 16, 2022.

Florida Annual Back to School Holiday July 25-August 7, 2022
  • Clothing, footwear, and backpacks costing $100 or less
  • School supplies and learning aids costing $50 or less
  • Personal computers or computer-related accessories, including non-recreational software costing $1,500 or less
Florida Annual Disaster Preparedness Holiday May 28-June 10, 2022
  • Disaster preparedness supplies; examples include:
    • Flashlights and lanterns costing $40 or less
    • Radios costing $50 or less
    • Tarps costing $100 or less
    • Coolers costing $60 or less
    • Batteries costing $50 or less
    • Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and carbon monoxide detectors costing $70 or less
    • Generators costing $1,000 or less.
    • Number of items related to the safe evacuation of household pets.
Florida Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday July 1-7, 2022
  • Purchases of admissions to music, sporting, and cultural events
  • Tickets to movies and museums; single admission or season tickets to theatre and dance performances
  • State park admission and annual passes
  • Use of fitness facilities will be tax free
  • Tickets, memberships and passes, purchased during the Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday for use from July 1 – December 31, 2022, are tax free
Florida Skilled Worker Tools Sales Tax Holiday September 3-9, 2022
  • Certain tools used by skilled trade workers: certain hand and power tools, work boots, safety equipment, shop lights, toolboxes and belts, plumbing and electrical equipment, and industry textbooks and codebooks
Florida Gas Tax Holiday October 1-31, 2022
  •  Reduce the tax on motor fuel by $0.25 per gallon
Florida Windows and Doors Sales Tax Holiday July 1, 2022-June 30, 2024
  • Retail sales of impact-resistant windows, doors, and garage doors
Florida Children's Clothing Sales Tax Holiday July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
  • Retail sale of baby and toddler clothing and shoes (5 years of age or younger)
Florida Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
  • Retail sale of certain ENERGY STAR appliances including refrigerator/freezer units selling for $3,000 or less, and water heaters, washers or dryers selling for $1,500 or less
Florida Children's Diapers Sales Tax Holiday July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
  • Retail sale of children’s diapers, including single-use diapers, reusable diapers, and reusable diaper inserts
Florida Children's Books Sales Tax Holiday May 14-August 14, 2022
  • Retail sales of children’s books
Illinois Grocery Tax Suspension July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
  • Suspends the state 1 percent (1%) low rate of sales and use tax on retail sales of groceries normally taxed at this rate
  • See the Bulletin
Illinois Clothing and School Supplies Sales Tax Holiday August 5-14, 2022
  • The state’s portion of sales tax due throughout the holiday is reduced by 5 percent from 6.25 percent to 1.25 percent.
  • Items include qualifying clothing and footwear with a retail selling price of less than $125 per item and certain school supplies used by students in the course of study.
Iowa Annual Back to School Holiday August 5-6, 2022

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

Maryland Annual Energy Star Holiday February 19-21, 2022

1. 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.

Maryland Annual Back to School Holiday August 14-20, 2022

1. Clothing and footwear (excluding accessories) – $100 or less per item.

Visit the Maryland Comptroller’s web page for more information.

Massachusetts Annual Sales Tax Holiday August 13-14, 2022

1. During the sales tax holiday, non-business sales at retail of single items of tangible personal property costing $2,500 or less are exempt from sales and use taxes, subject to certain exclusions.

Visit the Massachusetts DOR’s web page for more information.

Mississippi Annual Back to School Holiday July 29 - July 30, 2022

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

2. School supplies – less than $100 per item.

Mississippi Annual 2nd Amendment Holiday August 26-28, 2022

1. 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.

Missouri Annual Back to School Holiday August 5-7, 2022

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 Energy Star Holiday April 19-25, 2022

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

Nevada National Guard Member Holiday October 28-30, 2022

Purchases made by National Guard members

New Mexico Annual Back to School Holiday August 5-7, 2022

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
5. Book bags, backpacks, maps and globes – less than $100 per item
6. Handheld calculators – less than $200 per item

NOTE: Retailers are not required to participate.

Ohio Annual Back to School Holiday August 5-7, 2022

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

Items used in a trade or business are not exempt under the sales tax holiday.

Oklahoma Annual Back to School Holiday August 5-7, 2022

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)

South Carolina Annual Back to School Holiday August 5-7, 2022

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 Back to School Holiday July 29-31, 2022

1. Clothing with a sales price of $100 or less
2. School supplies with a sales price of $100 or less
4. Computers with a sales price of $1500 or less

Visit the Tennessee Department of Revenue web page for more information.

Tennessee Gun Safes and Gun Safety Equipment Devices Sales Tax Holiday July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022
  1. Gun safes: defined as a locking container or other enclosure equipped with a padlock, key lock, combination lock, or other locking device that is designed and intended for the secure storage of one or more firearms.
  2. Gun safety device: defined as any integral device to be equipped or installed on a firearm that permits the user to program the firearm to operate only for specified persons designated by the user through computerized locking devices or other means integral to and permanently part of the firearm.

Visit the Tennessee Department of Revenue web page for more information.

Texas Annual Severe Weather Holiday April 23-25, 2022

1. Portable generators – less than $3000 per item
2. Hurricane shutters and emergency ladders – less than $300 per item
3. Other specified emergency preparation supplies – less than $75 per item

Texas Annual Energy Star Holiday May 28-30, 2021

1. 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; programmable thermostats; and clothes washers
2. Water-saving products that are used or planted for conserving or retaining groundwater; recharging water tables; or decreasing ambient air temperature, and so limiting water evaporation. Examples: soaker/drip-irrigation hose, a moisture control for sprinkler/irrigation system, mulch, rain barrel, permeable ground cover surface, plants, trees and grasses, water-saving surfactants, soil and compost.

Texas Annual Back to School Holiday August 5-7, 2022

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

West Virginia Annual Back to School Holiday August 5-8, 2022

1. An item of clothing priced at $125 or less;
2. An item of school supplies priced $50 or less;
3. An item of school instruction material priced $20 or less;
4. Laptop and tablet computers, not purchased for use in a trade or business, priced at $500 or less; and
5. Sports equipment, not purchased for use in a trade or business, priced at $150 or less

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