Checking off all those back-to-school items on your shopping list can get expensive. But about a third of states give parents a break with summertime "tax holidays," during which there's no state sales tax on certain things like clothing, school supplies and even computers.
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Check out the list below (see the Federation of Tax Administrators' site for more information) to find out the details of back-to-school tax holidays in all 16 states that offer them:
Alabama, July 20-22
Clothing up to $100, computers up to $750, school supplies up to $50 and books up to $30.
Arkansas, August 4-5
Clothing up to $100 and some school supplies.
Connecticut, August 19-25
Clothing and footwear valued up to $100.
Florida, August 3-5
Clothing up to $60 and $15 in school supplies.
Iowa, August 3-4
Clothing up to $100.
Maryland, August 12-18
Clothing and footwear up to $100.
Missouri, August 3-5
Clothing up to $100, $50 in school supplies and computers up to $1,500.
New Mexico, August 3-5
Clothing up to $100, $30 in school supplies, computers up to $1,000 and computer equipment valued up to $500.
Ohio, August 3-5
Clothing up to $75, school supplies up to $20.
Oklahoma, August 3-5
Clothing up to $100.
South Carolina, August 3-5
Clothing, school supplies, computers and some home goods (blankets, bed linens, comforter sets, towels, shower curtains, bath rugs, pillows and pillow cases). No monetary limit given.
Tennessee, July 27-29
Clothing up to $100, school supplies up to $100 and computers up to $1,500.
Texas, August 10-12
Clothing, backpacks and school supplies up to $100.
Virginia, August 3-5
Clothing up to $100 and $20 in school supplies.
Wisconsin, August 3-5
Clothing and supplies up to $75, computers up to $750 and computer supplies valued up to $250.
Of course, if you live in Delaware, Alaska, Montana, Oregon or New Hampshire, there's never any state sales tax — so it's a tax holiday all year long.
Editor's note: This story was first published on July 20, 2018, and has been updated.