Sales Tax Holidays by State

July 20, 2012


Ready to save some money on back-to-school items? Here is a list of sales tax holidays by state for year 2012. You will notice that not every state participates. This is the most accurate list of links you will find to help in your 2012 back to school shopping!

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Alabama -- August 3-5
http://www.revenue.alabama.gov/salestax/salestaxhol.htm

Arkansas -- August 4-5 
http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/offices/exciseTax/salesanduse/Pages/taxHoliday.aspx

Connecticut -- August 19-25
http://www.ct.gov/drs/cwp/view.asp?Q=463054&A=1436

Florida -- August 3-5
http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/tips/pdf/tip12a01-02.pdf

Georgia -- August 10-11
https://etax.dor.ga.gov/pressrel/7-3-12__Georgia_2012_Sales_Tax_Holiday.pdf

Iowa -- August 3-4
http://www.iowa.gov/tax/educate/holiday1.html

Louisiana -- August 3-4
http://www.revenue.louisiana.gov/sections/publications/viewrelease.aspx?id=351

Maryland -- August 12-18
http://www.comp.state.md.us/ShopMD_2012/default.asp

Mississippi -- July 27-28
http://www.dor.ms.gov/docs/SalesTaxHoliday2012.pdf

Missouri -- August 3-5
http://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/school/

New Mexico -- August 3-5
http://www.tax.newmexico.gov/SiteCollectionDocuments/B-200.18__Tax%20Holiday%20Item%20List_7-12.pdf

New York -- No holiday, but NY eliminated sales tax on clothing under $110 in April 2012
http://www.tax.ny.gov/bus/st/sales_tax_clothing_exemption.htm

North Carolina -- August 3-5
http://www.dornc.com/press/2012/salesholiday.html

Oklahoma -- August 3-5
http://www.tax.ok.gov/upmin071012.html

South Carolina -- August 3-5
http://www.sctax.org/Tax+Policy/Sales+Tax+Holiday+Information.htm

Tennessee -- August 3-5
http://www.tn.gov/revenue/salestaxholiday/

Texas -- August 17-19
http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/tx98_490/tx98_490.html

Virginia -- August 3-5
http://www.tax.virginia.gov/site.cfm?alias=STHoliday#SalesTaxHolidays

If your state does not appear on this list, call your legislators and get them moving on participation in the sales tax holiday. It is a great way to boost the economy and lessen the blow to your wallet for back-to-school shopping!

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