You may feel like it’s a little early to be thinking about tax-free weekend, but at Direct, we think it’s never too early to plan on saving money!
Time to Research the Best Deal
By planning ahead, you can purchase items your family may need not only for the first month of school, but for a few months following it as well.
You also leave yourself enough time to compare prices of items you’re looking to purchase. Do an online search for several stores you plan to shop at and compare prices. For instance, if you like to buy your family’s jeans at a couple different retailers, visit their websites to compare prices on denim. Do the same search for your state’s other qualifying items too.
Time to Prepare
Make a list of the items you need to buy, and then check your state’s dollar limit. According to About Parenting, dollar limits apply to each item you buy, not your entire purchase (but dollar limits are not the same in every state). Here’s an example: State A says that qualifying footwear “$100 and under” is tax-free; State B says that qualifying footwear “under $100” is free from tax. In State A, a $100 pair of shoes would be tax-free, but they would have to be $99.99 or less in State B in order to be tax-free.
Get the Details
Click on your state below to learn more about their dollar limits and tax-free weekend details.
|State||2015 Tax-Free Weekend Date||Items Included|
|AL||August 7-9||clothing, computers, school supplies, books|
|AR||August 1-2||clothing, school supplies|
|FL||Awaiting Announcement||Awaiting Announcement|
|GA||July 31-August 1||clothing, school supplies, computers|
|IL||Awaiting Announcement||Awaiting Announcement|
|LA||August 7-8||tangible personal property|
|MS||July 24-25||clothing and footwear|
|MO||August 7-9||clothing, computers, school supplies|
|SC||August 7-9||clothing, school supplies, computers|
|TN||August 7-9||clothing, school supplies, computers|
|TX||August 7-9||clothing, backpacks, school supplies|
|VA||August 7-9||clothing, school supplies, energy start products, hurricane preparedness items, generators|
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