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August Sales Tax Holidays By State

August is a busy month for many people. Kids head back to school and college. It’s also peak season for hurricanes and other weather-related issues. To help ease the financial burden, many states offer tax-free holidays. And best of all, it applies to both in-store and online sales. A majority of these events start today (August 5). To see if or when your state is participating, browse our list of August sales tax holidays by state below.

August Sales Tax Holidays

Arkansas

Sales Tax Holiday, August 6-7, 2022

Sales tax will not be charged on certain items, beginning at 12.01 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2022.

What’s Included:

  • Apparel, valued at $100 or less per item
  • Clothing accessories and equipment, $50 or less per item
  • Electronic devices (used by a student for studying) – no price restriction
  • Útiles escolares
  • School art supplies
  • School instructional materials (workbooks, textbooks, and reference materials)

Connecticut

Sales Tax Free Week, August 21-27, 2022

No sales tax will be collected on eligible items during the tax-free week, including those purchased online, by mail, or by phone.                                                                                   

What’s Included:

  • Clothing and footwear, less than $100 per item

Florida

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, July 25 – August 7, 2022

Eligible items purchased in-store and online during the holiday will not be charged sales tax.

What’s Included:

  • Ropa y calzado, $100 o menos por artículo
  • School supplies, $50 or less per item
  • Learning aides and jigsaw puzzles, $30 or less per item
  • Personal computers and computer accessories, $1,500 or less per item

Illinois

State Sales Tax Holiday, August 5-14, 2022                   

During the sales tax holiday, the state’s portion of sales tax collected will be reduced to 1.25 percent.

What’s Included:

  • Clothing and footwear, retail price of $125 or less per item
  • Útiles escolares

Iowa

Annual Sales Tax Holiday, August 5-6, 2022

No sales tax is collected for eligible items purchased on the first Friday and Saturday of August.

What’s Included:

  • Clothing and footwear, priced less than $100 per item

Maryland

Tax-Free Week, August 14-20, 2022

Beginning at 12.01 a.m. on the second Sunday of August, running through the following Saturday at midnight, eligible items are exempt from Maryland’s 6% sales tax.

What’s Included:

  • Clothing and footwear, priced at $100 or less
  • Backpacks and book bags, no more than $40 total

Massachusetts

Sales Tax Holiday, August 13-14, 2022

During the sales tax holiday weekend, most retail items priced at $2,500 or less are not subject to state sales tax.

What’s NOT Included:

  • Vehicles and boats
  • Meals
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana products
  • Tobacco products
  • Gas
  • Electricity
  • Steam
  • Telecommunication services

Mississippi

Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday, August 26-28, 2022

During the sales tax weekend, sales taxes are not collected or paid on certain purchases of eligible items.

What’s Included:

  • Archery and firearm equipment/accessories (excludes hearing aids)
  • Firearms (excludes BB, paintball, and toy guns)
  • Hard and soft cases specifically designed for firearms or archery equipment
  • Bullets
  • Shotgun shells
  • Gunpowder loaded into the muzzle of a firearm
  • Suppressors

Missouri

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, August 5-7, 2022

Per state law, eligible items purchased during the holiday are exempt from state sales tax.

What’s Included:

  • Clothing and footwear, valued at $100 or less per item
  • School supplies, must not exceed $50 per purchase
  • Personal computers and peripheral devices, less than $1,500 per item
  • Computer software, $350 or less
  • Graphing calculators, not to exceed $150

Nueva Jersey

Sales Tax Holiday, August 27 – September 5, 2022

Retail sales of eligible items are exempt from state sales tax during the holiday.

What’s Included:

  • Computers, priced at less than $3,000
  • School supplies (includes art supplies)
  • School computer supplies, valued at less than $1,000
  • School instructional materials
  • Sport or recreational equipment

Nuevo México

Back-to-School Tax-Free Holiday, August 5-7, 2022

During the holiday weekend, the state suspends the collection of sales tax on qualifying items.

What’s Included:

  • Clothing and shoes, priced less than $100 each
  • Personal computers, up to $1,000 each
  • Computer hardware, $500 or less
  • School supplies, less than $30 each

Ohio

Sales Tax Holiday, August 5-7, 2022

Held annually on the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in August, eligible items are exempt from state sales and use tax.

What’s Included:

  • Clothing and footwear, priced at $75 or less
  • School supplies, priced at $20 or less
  • Materiales educativos escolares, $20 o menos por artículo

Oklahoma

Sales Tax Holiday, August 5-7, 2022

Held annually on the first Friday through Sunday in August. Eligible items purchased online or at retail locations are exempt from state sales tax.

What’s Included:

  • Clothing and footwear, priced less than $100 per item

Carolina del Sur

Sales Tax Free Weekend, August 5-7, 2022

During the holiday, eligible items (regardless of price) are exempt from the 6% state sales tax.

What’s Included:

  • Bedding and blankets
  • Clothing and footwear (includes school uniforms)
  • Athletic uniforms
  • Personal computers
  • Computer parts and accessories (if sold in a package with a computer)
  • Flash drives
  • Headphones and earbuds
  • Musical instruments for school
  • Printers and printer supplies
  • Purses and handbags
  • Backpacks
  • Útiles escolares
  • Art supplies for school
  • Towels
  • Pillows
  • Diapers

Tennessee

Grocery Sales Tax Suspension, August 1-31, 2022

During the month of August, sales tax will not be collected on food and food ingredients.

What’s NOT Included:

  • Alimentos preparados
  • Dietary supplements
  • Candy
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tobacco

Texas

Sales Tax Holiday, August 5-7, 2022

Qualifying items purchased during the tax-free weekend are exempt from state sales tax.

What’s Included:

  • Clothing and footwear, less than $100 each
  • Backpacks, less than $100 each
  • School supplies, less than $100 each
  • Face masks (cloth and disposable)

Virginia

3-Day Sales Tax Holiday, August 5-7, 2022

During the holiday, eligible back-to-school, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, as well as Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products can be purchased without paying sales tax.

What’s Included:

  • Clothing and footwear, priced at $100 or less
  • School supplies, $20 or less
  • Generadores portátiles, $1,000 o menos
  • Gas-powered chainsaws, $350 or less
  • Chainsaw accessories, $60 or less
  • Specified hurricane preparedness items, $60 or less
  • Qualifying Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products for personal use, $2,500 or less

Virginia Occidental

Sales Tax Holiday, August 5-8, 2022

Qualifying items purchased during the holiday are exempt from state sales tax.

What’s Included:

  • Clothing and footwear, $125 or less
  • School supplies, $50 or less
  • School instructional materials, $20 or less
  • Personal laptops and tablets, $500 or less
  • Certain sports equipment, $150 or less