Back-to-School Tax Free Shopping Weekends 2023

back-to-school tax free weekends 2022
Can you believe it’s time to start thinking about back to school shopping already??

Here’s a list of states having  back-to-school tax free shopping weekends for 2023!  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 21-23
  • Arkansas: August 5-6
  • Connecticut: August 20-26
  • Florida: July 24 – August 6
  • Illinois: no longer on the list of participating states
  • Iowa: August 4-5 (only valid on select clothing)
  • Maryland:  August 13-19 (only valid on shoes and clothing)
  • Massachusetts: no longer on the list of participating states
  • Mississippi: July 28-29 (only valid on clothing & shoes)
  • Missouri: August 4-6
  • New Jersey: August 26 – Sept 4
  • New Mexico: August 4-6
  • Ohio: August 4-6
  • Oklahoma: August 4-6  (clothing only)
  • South Carolina:  August 4-6
  • Tennessee: July 28-30
  • Texas: August 11-13
  • Virginia: no longer on the list of participating states
  • West Virginia: August 4-7

Full details for each state listed HERE.

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