If You Live In These States, Prepare For Major Back To School Savings This Weekend
It’s Friday, and as if heading into the weekend wasn’t good enough, things just got better for students in 10 states.
For just 1/5 of the country, it’s tax-free weekend — a literal holiday where sales tax is suspended in certain stores and cities. Just in time for back to school shopping, you can save anywhere from a couple dollars on notebook paper and pens to a couple hundred dollars on that new laptop.
August 3-5th is Floridas tax free weekend! get ya coins together!
— AUG 7th…? (@jassy_love22) August 1, 2018
Here are the participating states:
Arkansas – August 4-5
Florida – August 3-5
Iowa – August 3-4
Missouri – August 3-5
New Mexico – August 3-5
Ohio – August 3-5
Oklahoma – August 3-5
South Carolina – August 3-5
Virginia – August 3-5
Wisconsin – August 1-5
And mark your calendar if you live in these three states because your weekend is coming up:
Texas – August 10-12
Connecticut – August 19-25
Maryland – August 12-18
But there is a catch. Certain limitations exist in some cities and on certain items.
Is tuition tax free this weekend or nah
— HopeeB (@hopeehopehope) August 1, 2018
Make sure you check your state’s specific guidelines at your government revenue site, or here on this comprehensive list.
- In Missouri your tax-free status is eligible on clothing items under $100 each, computers under $1,500 and school supplies under $50 each.
- Other states like Ohio specify that cosmetics and sporting goods aren’t included.
- And in Virginia, you’re in luck — energy star appliances are tax free up to $2,500.
And make sure to be nice to your local retail clerk — when deals are this good, crowds can get crazy.
Y’all, pray for me. Nothing is wrong but I work in retail and it’s tax free weekend.
— Alexis (@foreverralexis1) August 3, 2018
it’s tax free weekend so can y’all please be nice to mall employees plz and thnx
— lil lena ❄️ (@selenerrrx) August 3, 2018