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Save on Back to School Items on Tax Free Weekend

This weekend is Tax Free weekend in Virginia, South Carolina, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Missouri, Louisiana, Iowa, Ohio, Florida and Arkansas. The Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 am on Friday - except in Arkansas where it begins at 12:01 am on Saturday - and end at 11:59 pm on Sunday.   During the 2017 Sales Tax Holiday state and local sales tax will not be collected on certain school supply items.
Ready to Shop?
Not so fast.  First, you'll need to know what you can and cannot buy. Purchase exemptions vary from state to state. 
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Be sure to check your state website as rules vary from state to state. 

For example, Tax free weekend savings do not apply on computers in Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma and Virginia BUT they do apply on computers in South Carolina, New Mexico, Missouri and Florida.  
In Oklahoma, savings apply only to clothing. 
For specifics in your area, click on your state below.
New Mexico
South Carolina


We shop in Iowa and taking advantage of the tax free weekend can be helpful. Just be prepared to deal with the crowds.
Christy Maurer said…
I almost forgot that it is tax free weekend! I am thinking of clothes shopping at our "gently used" Clothes Mentor and Plato's Closet. The "kids" (college) are going to need stuff. My daughter is student teaching so she could use some "grown-up" clothes now.
Alli Smith said…
Yes, it's tax-free weekend here in South Carolina! I'll be going shopping this afternoon even though all my kids are grown. I love saving money on the back-to-school tax-free weekend.
Oh wow what an awesome sounding time to get shopping for essentials, I bet that really helps to lighten the load not having to pay tax.
I have never been one to shop on tax free weekend. I hate crowds, period. And unless you are really going to be spending a lot of money, you won't be saving that much.
Marcie W. said…
Such a great time to shop for so many families, especially during the back to school season, which can get extremely expensive. Here in Nevada, we never have state tax, but I can imagine how much it must add to standard pricing.
AiringMyLaundry said…
I might have to do this online. I do not think I could take the crowds in stores. I'd go postal. But online, yes!
Melanie Smith said…
Thank you for this post!! I totally forgot about tax free weekend I have to buy a lot of things for my son.
Lindsay Bozek said…
Now I need to check and see if New York even does tax free weekend anymore. I remember my mom used to always do our back to school shopping then (and only then!)

Claudia Krusch said…
Tax free weekend shopping would be fantastic. I will have to see what deals I can find. Thanks for letting me know.
Pam said…
I am not sure why, but my state is not doing tax free this year. We always have had a tax free weekend in the past.
Anosa Malanga said…
I don't think the UK ever practice a tax free weekend but how awesome is that. It's definitely the perfect time to do the back to school shop
Kita Bryant said…
I always wait to load up on tax free weekend. It's insane how much money you can save doing it that way!
Fluky Pixels said…
I don't have kids yet to take to school but this is such great advice.
chubskulit said…
I wish my state would offer a tax-free weekend for shopping, that would be nice. Our tax here is 7%, it's not much but it adds up.
Margarette Puno said…
That's a cool thing for shopping. Hope we have this in our country to shop and save.
Kiwi said…
Kids start up back to school this week in Georgia! I used to love tax-free weekend for shopping makes getting clothes and supplies so much easier!
sandy n vyjay said…
A tax free week where you can buy the essentials sounds like a great opportunity for some savings. Wish we had a similar kind of thing where we live.

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