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    State Tax Holidays

    Back to School items are exempt from the retail sales tax during the first weekend in August (Aug.4th through Aug. 6th this year). Please, see the detailed information and the list of eligible items at

    I just bought 3 boxes of disposable diapers for my 2-year old at Target - saved about $5 in sales tax!!

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    State Tax Holidays

    This year, a record 14 states are offering a tax-free weekend. While it is nice to not pay taxes, saving 7.5% off of retail isn't worth me fighting the crowds. It might make a difference on the purchase of a computer, but if you spend $100, you would only save $7.50 (where I live anyway). Gas is $3 a gallon, so to me it's not worth it. But if you are interested, here you go.

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    States with sales tax holidays, the merchandise exempt and the per-item exemption ceiling if applicable:

    State Dates Items exempt and per-item ceiling

    Ala. Aug. 4-6 Clothing $100; computers $750; school supplies $50; books $30

    Conn. Aug. 20-26 Clothing $300

    D.C. Aug. 5-13 Clothing

    Ga. Aug. 3-6 Clothing $100; school supplies $20; computers $1,500; energy efficient products $1,500

    Iowa Aug. 4-5 Clothing $100

    Md. Aug. 23-27 Clothing $100

    Mass. Aug. 12-13 All retail items $2,500

    Mo. Aug. 4-6 Clothing $100; school supplies $50; computers $3,500

    N.M. Aug. 4-6 Clothing $100; school supplies $15; computers $1,000

    N.C. Aug. 4-6 Clothing $100; sports equipment $50; computers $3,500

    S.C. Aug. 4-6 Clothing; school supplies; computers; other products

    Tenn. Aug. 4-6 Clothing $100; school supplies $100; computers $1,500

    Texas Aug. 4-6 Clothing $100

    Va. Aug. 4-6 Clothing $100; school supplies $20

    Source: Federation of Tax Administrators

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