2011 Tax Free Weekend List: States Offering Sales Tax Holiday

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When is tax free weekend 2011? If you are making a major purchase or have back-to-school shopping to do, here is a list of the dates and information for each state offering tax-free savings this year.

Take advantage of tax-free weekend in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia. West Virginia has not released dates yet.

Don’t see your state on this list? You may need to drive to a nearby state that is offering the sales tax holiday.

There are limits on the dollar value of each item purchased and states have different rules as to what is included in this annual sale. Gather up your retail store coupons but keep in mind that all states have different rules when it comes to using coupon during the tax-free weekend. Click on the links below to read complete information on each state’s tax holiday.

TIP: Don’t buy something just because it’s tax-free. It may be cheaper to buy the same item after the weekend if it’s full-price and your only savings is the tax percentage (somewhere between 5 and 9% is the normal amount of tax charged in states across the US).

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Tax Free Weekend List by State

Dollar limit is per item

Alabama:  August 5-7, 2011 (clothing – $100, computers – $750 , school supplies – $50, books – $30)

Arkansas:  August 6-7, 2011 (Clothing and footwear – $100, Accessories – $50; All school supplies) 

Connecticut: August 21-27, 2011 (clothing and footwear – $300)

Florida: August 12-14, 2011 (school supplies – $15, books, clothing – $75)

Iowa: August 5-6, 2011 (clothing – $100)

Louisiana: August 5-6, 2011 (no tax on first $2,500 of the purchase price of most individual items that are considered tangible personal property for non-business use.)

Maryland: August 14 – 20, 2011 (clothing & footwear – $100)

Massachusetts: August 13 – 14, 2011 (purchases less than $2500 with some exceptions. There is no clothing tax in MA but there is tax on single items that are priced above $175. Mass.gov gives this example: “A customer buys a wedding dress on the sales tax holiday for $2,550. Tax is due on $2,375 ($2,550 – $175).”

Mississippi: July 29 -30, 2011 (clothing & footwear – $100)

Missouri: August 5-7, 2011 (clothing – $100, computers – $3,500, school supplies – $50)

New Mexico: August 5-7, 2011 (clothing – $100, computers – $1,000, school supplies – $15)

Oklahoma: August 5 -7, 2011: (clothing – $100)

North Carolina: August 5-7, 2011 (clothing – $100, school supplies – $100, instructional material – $300, computers – $3,500, other computer items – $250, sports equipment – $50)

South Carolina: August 5-7, 2011 (clothing, school supplies, computers, more)

Tennessee: August 5-7, 2011 (clothing – $100, school supplies – $100, computers – $1,500)

Texas: August 19-21, 2011 (clothing, backpacks and school supplies $100)

Virginia: August 5-7  (clothing – $100, school supplies – $20)

West Virginia – Dates not released yet

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