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