Tax Holidays

Sales Tax Holidays 2021

Many states have a sales tax holiday to help their residents keep the costs of purchase of certain goods and items. A sales tax is a limited time period where the sales tax is waived or reduced. The sales tax mostly collides with the Back to School season. Some states where there are severe weather conditions such as hurricanes and tropical storms also have sales tax holidays on preparedness items.

During a sales tax holiday, the stores you go shopping are likely to tell you they have sales tax off on certain items. Here is when the sales tax holidays are in 2021.

Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

StateDateItems and Maximum Amount*
AlabamaJuly 17 – 19Clothing – $100
Computers and Computer Equipment – $750
School Supplies – $50
Books – $30
ArkansasAugust 1 – 2Clothing and Footwear – $100
Clothing Accessories – $50
School Supplies – $50
ConnectictutAugust 16 – 22Clothing and Footwear – $100
FloridaAugust 7 – 9Clothing and Footwear – $60
School Supplies – $15
Computers and Computer Equipment – $1,000
IowaAugust 7 – 8Clothing and Footwear – $100
Maryland August 9 – 15Clothing and Footwear – $100
MississippiJuly 31 – August 1Clothing and Footwear – $100
School Supplies – $100
MissouriAugust 7 – 9Clothing – $100
School Supplies – $50
Computers – $1,500
Computer Software – $350
Calculators – $150
New MexicoAugust 7 -9Clothing and Footwear – $100
School Supplies $30
Computers and Tablets – $1,000
Computer Equipment – $500
Backpacks – $100
Calculators – $200
OhioAugust 7 – 9Clothing – $75
School Supplies – $20
OklahomaAugust 7 – 9Clothing and Footwear – $100
South CarolinaAugust 7 – 9Clothing – $100
Footwear – $100
Computers and Printers – $1,250
School Supplies – $50
TennesseeJuly 24 – 26Clothing – $100
School Supplies – $100
Computers – $1,500
TexasAugust 7 – 9Clothing – $100
School Supplies – $100
VirginiaAugust 7 – 9Clothing – $100
School Supplies – $20
West VirginiaJuly 21 – 23Clothing – $100
School Supplies – $50
Computers – $500

*The amounts for are per item. However, certain items are up to a certain amount. Mostly, school supplies are per item which means a student can purchase more than one school supply tax-free that is under the set amount.

Other Sales Tax Holidays

StateDateItems and Maximum Amount*
AlabamaFebruary 21 – 23Hurricane Preparedness Items – $60
Generators – $1,000
FloridaMay 29 – June 4Flashlights – $20
Batteries – $30
Generators – $750
MarylandFebruary 15 – 17Energy Star Products – $500
MassachusettsAugust 15 – 16Any non-business items up to $2,500
MississippiAugust 28 – 30Firearms and ammunition
MissouriApril 19 – 25Energy Star Products
TexasApril 25 – 27Generators – $3,000
Hurricane Preparedness Items – $75
TexasMay 23 – 25Energy Star Products – $6,000
Refrigerators – $2,000

*Again, certain items are per item and others are for up to a maximum amount.

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