Tax Free Weekends

tax free weekends

Get Ready for the 2022 Tax-Free Weekends!

These are weekends where you don’t have to pay sales tax on certain items. In the past, they have been mainly for back to school shopping, but many states are offering more to prepare for hurricane season. Most are in August so make sure to take note of the days!

There are definitely some states that are offering more than others when it comes to these tax-free weekends. For example, Alabama is offering tax-free shopping on select items related to hurricane preparedness. This includes generators, tarps, and batteries. So if you live in or near Alabama, be sure to take advantage of this!

Other states like Florida and Georgia are also offering Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holidays. However, their selection of items is not as broad as Alabama’s. But it’s still worth checking out if you’re in need of any of the eligible items!

So if you’re looking to do some tax-free shopping this summer, be sure to check and see if your state is participating. And even if they’re not, there are still plenty of ways to save on back to school shopping!

About Tax Free Weekend

Most states in the US offer a Sales Tax Holiday, also known as a Tax Free Weekend, at some point during the year. This is usually a Friday, Saturday and Sunday where shoppers can purchase certain items without having to pay sales tax. The holidays are meant to help families save on back-to-school shopping, but many states have expanded their offerings to include other items like hurricane preparedness supplies.

Eligible Items

The specific items that are eligible for tax exemption vary by state, but they typically include school supplies and clothing. In some states, the holiday has been expanded to include other items like hurricane preparedness supplies or energy efficient appliances.

State
Days
 

Items Included
 

Maximum Cost
1stYear
 

2022
Dates
 

Information Links *
Alabama 3 hurricane preparedness
generators – $1,000
supplies – $60
2012 February 25-27 http://www.revenue.alabama.gov/
Alabama 3 clothing – $100
computers – $750
school supplies – $50
books – $30
2006 July 15-17 http://www.revenue.alabama.gov/
Arkansas 2 clothing – $100
school supplies
2011 August 6-7 http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/
Connecticut
7
clothing and footwear – $100
2022
April 10-16 https://portal.ct.gov/DRS/
Connecticut
7
clothing and footwear – $100
2001
August 21-27 http://www.ct.gov/drs/
Florida
93
children’s books
2022
May 14-Aug. 14 https://floridarevenue.com/
Florida
14
disaster preparedness
various item – $20 to $1,000
2022
May 28-June 10 https://floridarevenue.com/
Florida
8
outdoor activities – $25 to $150
2022
July 1-7 https://floridarevenue.com/
Florida
1 year
Diapers & Children’s cloths
2022
Jul 1-June 30, 2023 https://floridarevenue.com/
Florida 1 year energy star products – $1,500 to $3,000 2022 Jul 1-June 30, 2023 https://floridarevenue.com/
 Florida  2 years  hurricane hardened doors & windows  2022  Jul 1-June 30, 2024 https://floridarevenue.com/
Florida 14 school supplies – $50
clothing – $100
computers – $1,500
2007+ Jul 25-Aug 7 https://floridarevenue.com/
Florida 7 work gloves – $25
flashlight & bags – $50
toolboxes – $75
test equipment $100
more
2022 Sep 3-Sep 9 https://floridarevenue.com/
Illinois
10
Reduced rate – 1.25%
clothing & school supplies – $125
2010+
August 5-14 https://www2.illinois.gov
Iowa
2
clothing – $100
2000
August 5-6 https://tax.iowa.gov/
Maryland 3 energy star products 2011 February 19-21 https://www.marylandtaxes.gov/
Maryland 7 clothing & footwear-$100 2010 August 14-20 http://www.marylandtaxes.com/
Massachusetts
2
all TPP – $2,500
2004+
August 13-14 https://www.mass.gov/
Mississippi
2
clothing & footwear – $100
2009
July 29-30 http://www.dor.ms.gov/
Mississippi 3 firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies 2014 August 26-28 http://www.dor.ms.gov/
Missouri 7 energy star products – $1,500 2009 April 19-25 http://dor.mo.gov/
Missouri 3 clothing – $100
computers – $1,500
school supplies – $50
2004 August 5-7 http://dor.mo.gov/
Nevada 3 Purchases by National Guard Members 2021 Oct. 28-30 https://tax.nv.gov
New Jersey 10 school/art supplies
instruction materials
computers – $3,000
2022 Aug 27-Sep 5 https://www.state.nj.us/
New Mexico 3 clothing – $100
computers – $1,000
computer equip. – $500
school supplies – $30
2005 August 5-7 http://www.tax.newmexico.gov
Ohio
3
clothing – $75
school supplies – $20
2015
August 5-7 https://www.tax.ohio.gov/
Oklahoma
3
clothing – $100
2007
August 5-7 https://oklahoma.gov/
South Carolina
3
clothing
school supplies
computers
other
2000
August 5-7 http://dor.sc.gov/
Tennessee
3
clothing – $100
school supplies – $100
computers – $1,500
2006
July 29-31 http://tn.gov/revenue/
Tennessee
1 year
gun safes and
safety devices
2021
July 1-June 30, 2022 https://www.tn.gov/revenue/
Texas
3
generators – $3,000
storm devices – $300
preparedness items – $75
2016
April 23-25 http://comptroller.texas.gov
Texas
3
energy star products
air conditioners – $6,000; other – $2,000
2008
May 28-30 http://comptroller.texas.gov/
Texas
3
clothing, backpacks and school supplies- $100
1999
August 5-7 http://comptroller.texas.gov/
Virginia
3
clothing – $100
school supplies – $20
energy star products – $2,500
hurricane preparedness items – $60
generators – $1,000
2006
August 5-7 http://www.tax.virginia.gov/
West Virginia
4
clothing – $125
school supplies – $20
sports equipment – $150
computer-tablet – $500
2021
Aug. 5-8 https://tax.wv.gov/

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