8/3/09

Save with sales tax holidays

It kind of blows that Florida doesn't have the "no sales tax holiday" anymore. When I worked in retail a few years ago, I used to dread going in to work during the sales tax holiday. I put that week on the level of Black Friday and the day before and after Christmas, lol. People lose their minds during that week, but a little savings is a lot, especially around back to school shopping time. I spotted this guide to state sales tax holidays for other states over on Kiplinger.com. Check to see if your state in on the list and mark your calenders!

Alabama
* When: August 7-9
* How much: 4%
* On what: Clothing less than $100, computers less than $750, school supplies less than $50 and books less than $30

Connecticut
* When: August 16-22
* How much: 6%
* On what: Clothing and footwear less than $300

Georgia
* When: July 30 through August 2
* How much: 4%
* On what: Clothing and footwear less than $100, personal computers and accessories less than $1,500 and school supplies $20 or less

Georgia shoppers also will save October 1-4 on energy- and water-efficient products.

Iowa
* When: August 7-8
* How much: 6%
* On what: Clothing less than $100.

Louisiana
* When: August 8-9
* How much: 4%
* On what: The first $2,500 of any purchase

Mississippi
* When: July 31 through August 1
* How much: 7%
* On what: Clothing and footwear less than $100

Missouri
* When: August 7-9
* How much: 4.225%
* On what: Clothing $100 or less, school supplies less than $50, computers less than $3,500 and software less than $350

New Mexico
* When: August 7-9
* How much: 5% to 8.5625%
* On what: Clothing less than $100, computers less than $1,000, other computer equipment less than $500 and school supplies under $15

North Carolina
* When: August 7-9
* How much: 7%
* On what: Clothing less than $100, school supplies less than $100, instructional materials less than $300, computers less than $3,500, computer supplies less than $250 and sports equipment less than $50

North Carolina shoppers also will save November 6-8 on Energy Star products.

Oklahoma
* When: August 7-9
* How much: 4.5%
* On what: Clothing and shoes less than $100

South Carolina
* When: August 7-9
* How much: 6%
* On what: All linens, school supplies and clothing, accessories and footwear

Tennessee
* When: August 7-9
* How much: 8.5% to 9.75%
* On what: Clothing less than $100, school supplies less than $100 and computers less than $1,500

Texas
* When: August 21-23
* How much: 6.25% to 8.25%
* On what: School supplies and clothing and footwear less than $100

Vermont
* When: August 22
* How much: 6%
* On what: All purchases less than $2,000

Virginia
* When: August 7-9
* How much: 5%
* On what: School supplies less than $20 and clothing and footwear less than $100

And October 9-12, Virginia shoppers will save the state sales tax on Energy Star and WaterSense products less than $2,500.

West Virginia
* When: September 1 through November 30
* How much: 6%
* On what: Energy Star products less than $5,000

1 comment:

Poster Girl said...

How about CA?

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