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Tax-Free Weekend Dates and Deals By State for 2020

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During tax-free weekend, some states cut sales tax on certain items and make back-to-school shopping a little more affordable. Most large retailers like Walmart, Amazon, & Target will be participating,

Note: Most of the tax holidays begin at 12:01 a.m. and end at midnight.

Note: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon—that never charge sales tax.

Here is the participating list below:

Alabama When: July 17–July 19 What: School supplies less than $50, books under $30, computers under $750 and clothing under $100.

Arkansas When: August 1–August 2 What: Clothing and footwear under $100, accessories under $50 and select school supplies. 

Connecticut When: August 16–August 22 What: Connecticut goes sales-tax free for an entire week! Enjoy zero sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item. Athletic uniforms and gear excluded.

Florida When: August 7–August 9 What: Dodge tax on clothing, footwear and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item, certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item and computers up to $1,000.

Iowa  When: August 7–August 8 What: Clothing or footwear selling for less than $100 is not taxed this weekend. This excludes backpacks, handbags and athletic uniforms.

Maryland When: August 9–August 15 What: Maryland spoils you for a week with no sales tax. Pay no sales tax on clothing and footwear priced under $100 (excludes accessories) and the first $40 of a backpack purchase.

Massachusetts When: August–but TBD on exact dates What: All retail goods priced at $2,500 or less, except motor vehicles, motorboats, meals, telecommunication services, gas, steam, electricity, tobacco products, marijuana and marijuana products.

Mississippi When: July 31–August 1 What: Clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item. Excludes backpacks.

Missouri When: August 7–August 9 What: Any article of clothing, including footwear, with a taxable value of $100 or less; school supplies not to exceed $50 per purchase; graphing calculators not to exceed $150; computer software with a taxable value of $350 or less; and personal computers less than $1,500.

New Mexico When: August 7–August 9 What: Clothing or shoes priced at less than $100 per item; computers at $1,000; related computer hardware at $500; and school supplies for $30 or less. Note that retailers are not required to participate in New Mexico’s tax-free weekend, so ask before you buy!

Ohio When: August 7–August 9 What: Clothing priced at $75 per item or less, school supplies or school instructional material priced at $20 per item or less and instructional materials less that $20 per item.

Oklahoma When: August 7–August 9 What: Clothing and footwear priced under $100. Accessories, athletic footwear and protective gear is excluded.

South Carolina When: August 7–August 9 What: Clothing, computers, accessories, school supplies, computers and select home goods.

Tennessee When: July 31–August 2 What: Clothing items for less than $100; school supplies, including art supplies for school, that cost $100 or less per item; and computers that are $1,500 or less.

Texas When: August 7–August 9 What: Most clothing, footwear, school supplies, swimwear and backpacks priced less than $100 are free from sales and use taxes.


When: August 7–August 9

What: School supplies at $20 or less per item and qualified clothing and footwear at $100 or less per item.

States Not Participating in This Year

  • Arizona

  • California

  • Colorado

  • Georgia

  • Hawaii

  • Louisiana

  • Idaho

  • Illinois

  • Indiana

  • Kansas

  • Kentucky

  • Maine

  • Michigan

  • Minnesota

  • Nebraska

  • Nevada

  • New Jersey

  • New York

  • North Carolina

  • North Dakota

  • Pennsylvania

  • Rhode Island

  • South Dakota

  • Utah

  • Vermont

  • Washington

  • West Virginia

  • Wisconsin

  • Wyoming

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