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 19-21, 2024

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 23-25, 2024

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.

Alaska Tax Free Holiday 2024 Dates TBA

The tax exemption for those two days does not apply to fuel, alcoholic beverages, tobacco products (vapes are considered included as tobacco products), or marijuana.

Arkansas Annual Back to School Holiday August 3-4, 2024

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 18-24, 2024

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

Florida Home Hardening 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 2024 Dates TBA
  • 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, 2024
  • 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 2024 Dates TBA
  • Retail sale of children’s diapers, including single-use diapers, reusable diapers, and reusable diaper inserts
Florida Freedom Summer Sales Tax Holiday 2024 Dates TBA
  • Retail sale of fishing supplies, camping supplies, children’s athletic equipment, boating & water activity supplies, pool supplies, children’s toys, other general outdoor supplies, and admissions to certain events. Get more details here.
Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday 2024 Dates TBA
  • Retail sale of a variety of disaster preparedness-related products ranging from $0-$3000
  • The products include the following: pet supplies, household supplies, cleaning supplies, batteries, fuel tanks, portable power banks, smoke detectors, fire alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, waterproof sheeting, ground anchor systems, and portable generators. Get more details here.
Florida Back to School Holiday January 1-14, 2024
  • Personal computers or personal computer-related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use having a sales price of $1,500 or less,
  • Items having a sales price of $100 or less per item,
  • School supplies having a sales price of $50 or less per item,
  • Learning aids and jigsaw puzzles having a sales price of $30 or less

More information here.

Illinois Grocery Tax Suspension 2024 Dates TBA
  • 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
Iowa Annual Back to School Holiday August 2-3, 2024

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

Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Holiday September 6-8, 2024
  1. Firearms, ammunition, and hunting supplies, including archery items, hunting apparel, accessories, and safety equipment.
Maryland Annual Energy Star Holiday February 17-19, 2024

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 11-17, 2024

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 2024 Dates TBA

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 26-27, 2024

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

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

Mississippi Annual 2nd Amendment Holiday August 30-September 1, 2024

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 2-4, 2024

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, 2024

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 2024 Dates TBA

Purchases made by National Guard members

New Jersey Annual Back to School Sales Tax Holiday August 24-September 2, 2024

During the holiday period, retail sales of the following products are exempt from sales and use tax if they are sold to an individual purchaser for non-business use during the exemption period:

  • computers with a sales price of less than $3,000 per item;

  • school computer supplies with a sales price of less than $1,000 per item;

  • school supplies;

  • school art supplies;

  • school instructional materials; and

  • sport or recreational equipment.

New Mexico Annual Back to School Holiday August 2-4, 2024

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.

New Mexico Small Business Saturday Gross Receipts Tax Holiday November 30, 2024

Receipts from the retail sale of tangible personal property if the sale of the property occurs during the period between 12:01 a.m. on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving and ending at midnight on the same Saturday (7-9-116)

  • Requirement: the sale must be made by a seller that carries on trade or business in New Mexico, maintains its primary place of business in New Mexico, has employed no more than ten employees at any one time during the previous fiscal year, and the business must not be a franchise.
  • Requirement: this deduction applies only to receipts from sales of the following items:
    • the item is less than $500 and;
    • the sale is for:
      • clothing, footwear, accessories (jewelry, handbags, book bags, luggage, wallets, etc.) sporting goods and camping equipment;
      • tools used for home improvement, gardening and automotive maintenance and repair;
      • books, journals, paper, writing instruments, art supplies, greeting cards and postcards, work of art (photograph, sculpture, pottery, carving, textile, basketry, artifact, etc.)
      • floral arrangements and indoor plants;
      • cosmetics and personal grooming items;
      • musical instruments;
      • cookware and small home appliances for residential use, bedding, towels and bath accessories, furniture;
      • a toy or game that is a physical item, product or clearly intended and designed to be used by children or families at play; a video game or video game console and any associated accessories for the video game console; or home electronics, tablets, stereo equipment and related electronics.

NOTE: special reporting is required for this deduction, see instructions for completing the Form TRD-41413, Gross Receipts Tax Return in the GRT Filer’s Kit on our web site at http://www.tax.newmexico.gov/forms-publications.aspx. This deduction will be reported by using the special business location code of D0-020 on the Form TRD-41413, Gross Receipts Tax Return.

NOTE: You can locate more information on what specific items are deductible in bulletin B-200.31 Small Business Saturday Gross Receipts Tax Holiday.

NOTE: This deduction is currently for receipts that fall on small business Saturday for starting calendar year 2018 until year 2025.

Ohio Annual Back to School Holiday 2024 Dates TBA

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 2-4, 2024

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 2-4, 2024

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 26-28, 2024

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

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

Tennessee Food and Ingredients Sales Tax Holiday 2024 Dates TBA

Food and food ingredient items purchased during this period are tax free except items purchased from a vending machine or micro market.

Texas Annual Severe Weather Holiday April 27-29, 2024

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 25-27, 2024

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 Water Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday May 25-27, 2024
  1. Any product that displays a WaterSense Logo or Label;
  2. Certain water-conserving products for residential properties, including soakers or drip irrigation hoses, moisture control systems for sprinkler or irrigation systems, mulch, rain collection systems, soil and compost, plants, trees and grasses, water saving surfactants, and permeable ground cover surfaces that allow water to reach water collection points.
Texas Annual Back to School Holiday Aug 9-11, 2024

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 Three Day Sales Tax Holiday August 2-4, 2024 
  1. Qualified school supplies – $20 or less per item
  2. Qualified clothing and footwear – $100 or less per item
  3. Portable generators – $1,000 or less per item
  4. Gas-powered chainsaws – $350 or less per item
  5. Chainsaw accessories – $60 or less per item
  6. Other specified hurricane preparedness items – $60 or less per item
  7. Qualifying Energy Star™ or WaterSense™ products purchased for noncommercial home or personal use – $2,500 or less per item
West Virginia Annual Back to School Holiday August 2-5, 2024

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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