Back-to-School Tax Free Shopping Weekends 2020

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Can you believe it’s time to start thinking about back to school shopping already??

Here’s a list of states having a back-to-school-tax free shopping weekend for 2020!  Tax free does not mean that the tax rate will be 0% in all areas.  Participating states will be waiving the STATE tax but there are still city and county taxes.  Some cities and counties may waive their taxes as well.  Check your state link for more details.  It may be beneficial to drive to another city or across county lines if the one you’re in is not waiving the additional taxes.

Tax free categories are school supplies, clothing, shoes, books and computers.  Some states offer only clothing/shoes.  Some do clothes and school supplies.  Some do three or more categories but very few states do all.   Check your state link for more details.

Tax free weekends start in July in some states.  Most states have it the first weekend in August.  Some offer it for a full week.  Not all states offer a tax free shopping weekend.

  • Alabama: July 17-19
  • Arkansas: August 1-2
  • Connecticut: August 16-22
  • Florida: August 7-9
  • Georgia: not on the list of participating states for the third year in a row
  • Iowa: August 7-8 (only valid on select clothing)
  • Louisiana: not on the list of participating states for the second year
  • Maryland:  August 9-15 (only valid on backpacks,  shoes and clothing)
  • Mississippi: July 24-25 (only valid on clothing)
  • Missouri: August 7-9
  • New Mexico: August 7-9
  • Ohio: August 7-9
  • Oklahoma: August 7-9  (clothing and shoes only)
  • South Carolina:  August 7-9
  • Tennessee: July 31-2
  • Texas: August 7-9
  • Virginia: August 7-9
  • Wisconsin: not on the list of participating states for the second year

Full details for each state listed HERE.

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