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Sixteen States Will Have Sales Tax Holidays This Summer


There will be sales tax holidays in 16 states this summer. Footwear will be sold tax-free in a dozen of those states, including Connecticut, Maryland, New Mexico, Texas, and South Carolina, with all 16 states offering tax-free status on apparel. There will be no taxes on school supplies in 13 states, including Illinois and Ohio, and eight states will allow computers to be purchased tax-free during their respective holiday.

With Florida (July 25-Aug. 7), Mississippi (July 29-30), and Tennessee (July 29-31) kicking off the tax-free holiday season, 10 states will offer their consumers a tax-free period during the first weekend of August. In South Carolina, any purchase of apparel, footwear, computers and certain bed and bath items is exempt from the Palmetto State’s 6 percent sales tax between Aug. 5-7, with no price limits.