Back to School Tax-Free Sales for August

Back to School Sales Tax Holidays

Save more money on your back-to-school shopping during tax-free weekends and sales! Usually, these tax-free weekends charge no state sales tax on items such as clothing, computers and school supplies like notebooks and pens. Sometimes the sales are extended to other items, like appliances (dorm room microwave ovens and refrigerators, anyone?)  Exclusions and other taxes might apply, so be sure to check the following URLs before you head out.

Here are some upcoming back-to-school tax-free weekends by state, earliest dates listed first.

Florida – August 7 – 16
Items Included: school supplies, clothing, supplies, computers

“No Florida sales tax or local option tax will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $100 or less per item, on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item, and on the first $750 of the sales price for computers and certain computer-related accessories when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use. “

For more information, visit http://dor.myflorida.com/Pages/default.aspx

Massachusetts – August 15 – 16
Items Included: Sales of tangible personal property bought for personal use only.
“Most purchases made by individuals for personal use will not be subject to Massachusetts sales or use taxes.”

For more information, visit http://www.mass.gov/dor/businesses/help-and-resources/legal-library/tirs/tirs-by-years/2015-releases/tir-15-7.html

Connecticut – August 16 – 22
Items Included: clothing and footwear under $100.

For more information, visit http://www.ct.gov/drs/cwp/view.asp?A=1510&Q=569278

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