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Sales Tax Holidays 2009

Sales Tax-Free Shopping Days Coming Up in Your State

For those of us who deal with sales taxes on a daily basis, any reprieve from paying extra can be an exciting difference. Several states designate certain days to give shoppers a break from paying the extra tax and they often coincide with back-to-school shopping as an incentive to hit the stores. Plan your shopping trips around the tax holidays in your state.

  • Alabama: Aug. 7-9; no sales tax on clothing purchases up to $100, computers up to $750, school supplies up to $50, and books up to $30.
  • Connecticut:Aug 16-22; no sales tax on clothing and footwear purchases up to $300.
  • Georgia: July 30-Aug. 2; school supplies up to $20, clothing up to $100, and computer purchases up to $1,500.
  • Iowa: Aug. 7-8; clothing purchases up to $100.
  • Mississippi: July 31-Aug.1; clothing and footwear purchases up to $100.
  • Missouri: Aug. 7-9; clothing up to $100, computers up to $3,500, school supplies up to $50.

See which other states have sales tax holidays coming up when you read more.

  • New Mexico: Aug. 7-9; clothing up to $100; computers up to $1,000, school supplies up to $15.
  • North Carlina: Aug. 7-9; clothing up to $100, school supplies up to $100, instructional material up to $300, computers up to $3,500, other comp. up to $250, sports equip up to $50.
  • Oklahoma: Aug. 7-9; clothing up to $100.
  • South Carolina: Aug. 7-; clothing, school supplies, computers, other.
  • Tennessee: Aug. 7-9; clothing up to $100, school supplies up to $100, computers up to $1,500.
  • Texas: Aug. 21-23; clothing, backpacks, and school supplies up to $100.
  • Virginia: Aug. 7-9; clothing up to $100, school supplies up to $20.
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