2014 Sales Tax Holiday Schedule

Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Iowa, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee host weekends this month that allow you to avoid paying sales tax on certain items. Here is what you need to know,

 

States Offering a Tax Free Weekend:

Alabama

Sales tax holiday is from August 1, 2014, to August 3, 2014.

Alabama Sales tax holiday will give shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, and clothing free of state sales or use tax. Local sales and use tax may apply.

Visit for Alabama Department of Revenue website for an overview of tax holiday information.

Florida

Sales tax holiday is from August 1, 2014, to August 3, 2014.
During this period, no Florida sales tax or local option tax will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $100 or less per item, on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item, and on the first $750 of the sales price for computers and certain computer-related accessories when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

Visit Florida Department of revenue website for more information.

Georgia

Sales tax holiday is from August 1, 2014, to August 2, 2014.

During the August 1-2 sales tax holiday, the following items will be exempt: Clothing (including footwear) with a sales price of $100.00 or less per item. The exemption excludes clothing accessories such as jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, eyewear, watches, and watchbands.

Visit Georgia Department of Revenue website for for an overview of all exempt items in the state of Georgia.

Louisiana

Sales tax holiday is from August 1, 2014, to August 2, 2014.

Under Louisiana law, the annual sales tax holiday takes place on the first consecutive Friday and Saturday each August.

The Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday provides an exemption from state sales tax on the first $2,500 of the purchase price of most individual items of tangible personal property for non-business use

Visit the Louisiana Department of Revenue website for an overview of all exempt items.

Missouri

Sales tax holiday is from August 1, 2014, to August 3, 2014.
The sales tax holiday begins on the first Friday in August and continues through the following Sunday.

Certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing, school supplies, computers, and other items as defined by the statute, are exempt from sales tax for this time period only.

Visit for Missouri Department of Revenue website for an overview of tax holiday information

New Mexico

Sales tax holiday is from August 1, 2014, to August 3, 2014.

To qualify for the deduction, clothing or shoes must be priced at less than $100 per unit. The price limit for desktop, laptop, tablets or notebook computers is $1,000, and for related computer hardware it is $500. School supplies for use in standard, general-education classrooms must be under $30 per unit. There are items specifically excluded by statute in all categories. Those items are always taxable.

Visit New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department website for overview of all exempt items

South Carolina

Sales tax holiday is from August 1, 2014, to August 3, 2014.

During this time, the 6% state sales and use tax, and any applicable local sales and use tax, will not be imposed on clothing, clothing accessories (e.g., hats, scarves, hosiery, and handbags), footwear, school supplies (e.g., pens, pencils, paper, binders, notebooks, books, bookbags, lunchboxes, and calculators), computers, printers and printer supplies, computer software, and bath wash clothes, blankets, bed spreads, bed linens, sheet sets, comforter sets, bath towels, shower curtains, bath rugs and mats, pillows, and pillow cases. The sales tax holiday, however, does not apply to sales of jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, wallets, watches, furniture, rental of clothing or footwear, items for use in a business, or items placed on layaway or similar deferred payment and delivery plans.

Please visit the South Carolina Department of Revenue website for an overview of all exempt items in the state of South Carolina

Tennessee

Sales tax holiday is from August 1, 2014, to August 3, 2014.
Sales Tax Holidays begin on the first Friday in August each year at 12:01 a.m. and end at 11:59 p.m. the following Sunday. Clothing ($100 or less) , School & Art Supplies ($100 or less) and Computers ($1,500 or less) are exempted from sales tax-free  on these 3 days.

Visit the Tennessee Department of Revenue website for an overview of all exempt items.

Connecticut

Connecticut’s sales tax holiday is from August 17 to August 23, 2014.

Connecticut Department of Revenue

Iowa

Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2, 2014
Here is the Taxable and Exempt List

Maryland

The second Sunday of August to the following Saturday is designated as Shop Maryland tax-free Week each year. That means qualifying apparel and footwear $100 or less, per item, are exempt from the state sales tax. Accessory items are not included. The Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week for 2014 is Sunday, August 10 – Saturday, August 16.

Visit Comptroller of Maryland website for an overview of tax holiday information.

 

Mississippi

Sales Tax Holiday July 25 and 26, 2014

Visit Mississippi Department of Revenue website for an overview of tax holiday information.

North Carolina

Sales Tax Holiday August 5-August 7 2014
http://www.dornc.com/taxes/sales/holiday.html

Oklahoma

Beginning at 12:01 am on Friday, August 1, 2014 and ending at twelve midnight on Sunday, August 3, 2014, Oklahoma will hold a sales tax holiday giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain clothing and shoes free of sales tax. This includes state and any local sales taxes.

Visit Oklahoma Tax Commission website for an overview of tax holiday information.

Texas

Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes on Aug. 8 – 10 — the state’s annual tax holiday.

Visit here for more information.

Virginia

First full weekend of August (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) each year. This year the holiday will take place August 1-3, 2014.

During this three-day period, purchases of qualifying school supplies selling for $20 or less per item, and purchases of qualifying clothing and footwear selling for $100 or less per item will be exempt from sales tax. Retailers may also choose to absorb the tax on other items during the holiday period, but they are responsible for paying the tax on those items to the Department of Taxation.

Visit Virginia dept of taxation for an overview of tax holiday information.

Vermont

Visit Vermont Department of Taxes for information related to Sales Tax Free Weekend.

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