Your 2017 Tax-Free Weekend Guide

 

With summer coming to a close, it's time to think about back to school shopping. From backpacks, lunch bags and new clothes to electronics, textbooks, and dorm room supplies, your back to school bill can add up quickly. Luckily, tax-free weekend is here! On certain weekends throughout August, 16 states are slashing the sales tax on select items for school so you can save big on products you need! The tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. and ends at midnight on the outlined dates below so make sure you take advantage before it's too late!

Alabama
When? 
July 21 - 23
Eligible Items
- Clothing (including diapers) and footwear up to $100 per item
- School supplies up to $50 per item
- Computer/computer equipment up to $750 on single purchases
- Books up to $30
- Textbooks up to $50

Arkansas
When? 
August 5 - 6
Eligible Items
- Clothing (including diapers) and footwear up to $100 per item
Clothing accessories and equipment (including cosmetics, hair accessories, handbags, jewelry, sun glasses, wallets, watches, etc) up to $50 per item
- School supplies, art supplies, and instructional materials have no limit

Connecticut
When? 
August 20 - 26
Eligible Items
- Clothing (including diapers) and footwear up to $100 per item

Florida
When? 
August 4 - 6
Eligible Items
- School supplies up to $15 per item
- Clothing, footwear and certain accessories up to $60 per item
- Computers and certain computer accessories up to $750 per item

Iowa
When? 
August 4 - 5
Eligible Items
- Clothing (including diapers) and footwear up to $100 per item

Louisiana
When? 
August 4 - 5
Eligible Items
- All personal property not used for business at or below $2,500 will be tax-free

Maryland
When? 
August 13 - 19
Eligible Items
- Clothing and footwear up to $100 per item

Mississippi
When? 
July 28 - 29
Eligible Items
- Clothing and footwear up to $100 per item

Missouri
When? 
August 4 - 6
Eligible Items
- Clothing and footwear up to $100 per item
- School supplies up to $50 per item
- Computer software up to $350 per item
- Computers up to $1,500 per item
- Computer peripheral devices up to $1,500 per item
- Graphing calculators up to $150 per item

New Mexico
When? 
August 4 - 6
Eligible Items
- Clothing and footwear up to $100 per item
- School supplies up to $15 per item
- Computers up to $1,000 per item
- Computer equipment up to $500 per item

Ohio
When? 
August 4 - 6
Eligible Items
- Clothing up to $75 per item
- School supplies and instructional materials up to $20 per item

Oklahoma
When? 
August 4 - 6
Eligible Items
- Clothing and footwear up to $100 per item

South Carolina
When? 
August 4 - 6
Eligible Items
Clothing and accessories have no limit
School supplies have no limit
Computers and accessories have no limit
Bed and bath items have no limit

Tennessee
When? 
July 28 - 30
Eligible Items
- Clothing and select accessories up to $100 per item 
- School supplies up to $100 per item
- Computers up to $1500 per item

Texas
When? 
August 11 - 13
Eligible Items
- Clothing and footwear up to $100 per item 
- Backpacks up to $100 per item 
- School supplies up to $100 per item

Virginia
When? 
August 4 - 6
Eligible Items
- School supplies up to $20 per item
- Clothing and footwear up to $100 per item

Want the scoop on more back to school deals? Check out our Back to School Savings Guide to get the best deals on the hottest gear! Plus read our Student Discount Guide to find retailers and service providers that offer discounts to students all year round!