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2014 Tax Free Days

2014 Tax Free Dates by State and Savings Tips

Tax free holidays always excite me. Contrary to common belief,  tax-free days from states are not only for Back-to-School Supplies. Many states also offer tax-free days for emergency preparedness items as well as energy star appliance and other goods. Taxes can really add up, so if you are trying to save big, you can SAVE BIG by not paying taxes and by following several of the tips listed below.

The best way to maximize your tax-free savings during back to school time is to prepare a list of all the items you need.

Back to school tax free holiday savings tips:

  1. School supply list can often be found online at your child’s school website or at a local Walmart. Follow Staples penny deals and take advantage of reviewing local ads at office supply stores throughout the summer. Read 10 more tips for Saving Money on School Supplies
  2. Go through the items you may still have from last school year and see if they are still in good condition, only replace items as need.
  3. Do an inventory of your child’s clothes and come of with a list of clothes that your child will need.
  4. Don’t forget about checking local thrift and discount stores to find some items at cheaper prices.
  5. Even if you plan to homeschool these deals can reduce your family cost as well. Read 4 Ways to start Homeschooling on a Limited Budget

Every state’s back to school tax-free holiday is different, see the schedule below to find out about which date your state’s tax-free weekend falls on.

2014  Sales tax free dates

Printable List – (All tax free dates, including energy and emergency preparedness tax free dates too)

State Dates Applicable Items
Alabama August 1-3 Clothes under $100, School supplies under $50, books under $30, and computer related items priced under $750.
Arkansas August 2-3 Clothes and School supplies under $100
Connecticut August 17-23 Clothes and Footwear under $100
Florida August 1-3 Clothes under $75, school supplies under $15, and computer related items priced under $750. 
Georgia August 1-2 Clothes under $100, School supplies under $20, and computer related items priced under $1,000
Iowa August 1-2 Clothes under $100
Louisiana August 1-2 Tangible personal property (TPP) for non-business (which is most items) under $2,500
Maryland August 10-16 Clothes and Footwear under $100
Mississippi July 25-26 Clothes and Footwear under $100
Missouri August 1-3 Clothes under $100, School supplies under $50, and computer related items priced under $3,500
New Mexico August 1-3 Clothes under $100, School supplies under $50, and computer related items priced under $1,000
North Carolina August 1-3 Clothes under $100, School supplies under $100, Instructional material under $300, Sports equipment under $50, Computers under $3,000, and computer related items priced under $250 (Repealed July 1, 2014)
Oklahoma August 1-3 Clothes under $100
South Carolina August 1-3 Clothes, School supplies, and computers
Tennessee August 1-3 Clothes under $100, School supplies under $100, and computer related items priced under $1,500
Texas August 8-10 Clothes , Backpacks, and School supplies under $100
Virginia August 1-3 Clothes under $100 and School supplies under $20

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  1. It’s Back to School Time, Is Your Child Ready?
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  3. Parents Save Money on eBay

Reader Response: What is your most expensive purchase during Back-to-School time and how to find ways to save on the item?

References

2014 State Sales Tax Holidays. TaxAdmin.org. Retrieved July 2, 2014 from file:///Users/Test/Desktop/Sales%20Tax%20Holidays.html.

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