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2010 Sales Tax Holidays around the U.S.

Posted by salestax on March 5, 2010

It’s about that time of year, when states are either having or implementing future sales tax holidays. I’ll, once again, try to track them and keep this list updated for changes/additions for 2010.

Alabama – August 6-8. Clothes ≤$100 ea. Computers/SW/Peripherals ≤$750 ea. School supplies/materials ≤$50 ea.; Books (non-commercial) ≤$30 ea.

Connecticut – August 15-21 Clothes/Shoes <$300 ea.

D.C. – August 7-15 & Nov. 26-Dec. 5. Clothes/Shoes/Accessories/School Supplies ≤$100 ea.

IowaAugust 6-7. Clothes/Shoes <$100 ea.

Louisiana – May 29-30. Hurricane Preparedness Items totaling ≤$1500.

August 6-7. Non-commercial purchases of TPP (free for all) totaling ≤$2500. Exempt from state-level sales tax only.

September 3-5. Guns/Hunting supplies (non-commercial).

Mississippi – July 30-31. Clothes/Shoes <$100 ea.

MissouriApril 19-25. Green Holiday – Energy Star qualified new appliances ≤$1500 ea.  If appliance is over $1500, the portion over $1500 will be subject to tax.  Not all local tax jurisdictions will participate, so you may be charged local sales tax on the entire purchase. 

August 6-8. Clothing ≤$100 ea. School Supplies ≤$50 total. SW ≤$350. Computers/Peripherals ≤$3500. May not apply to local sales taxes.

New Mexico – August 6-8. Clothes/Shoes <$100 ea. School Supplies. Computers ≤$1000 ea. Peripherals ≤$500.00. (note: Participation by stores is voluntary).

North Carolina – August 6-8. Clothing/School supplies ≤$100 ea. School Instructional Materials ≤$300 ea. Sports Equipment ≤$50 ea. Computers ≤$3500 ea. Computer supplies ≤$250 ea.

November 5-7. Energy Star qualified products (non-commercial purchases).

Oklahoma – August 6-8. Clothes/Shoes <$100.

South Carolina – August 6-8. Clothes, accessories, shoes, school supplies, computers, SW, peripherals, computer supplies, bath wash clothes, towels, shower curtains, bath rugs, bed linens & pillows.

Tennessee – August 6-8. Clothes, school supplies, school art supplies ≤$100 ea. Computers ≤$1500 ea.

TexasMay 29-31. Energy Star products: A/C <$6,000; Washers/Ceiling Fans, Dehumidifiers, Dishwashers, Fridges, programmable thermostats, light bulbs <$2,000.

August 20-22. Clothes/Shoes/Backpacks <$100 ea.

Vermont – March 6th.  Any tangible personal item ≤$2,000 (free for all). Non-commercial purchases only.

Virginia May 25-31. Hurricane Preparedness: Portable Generators ≤$1,000 ea. & other hurricane helpful items ≤$60 ea.

August 6-8. Clothes/Shoes ≤$100 ea. School supplies ≤$20 ea.

October 8-11. Energy Star & WaterSense qualified items ≤$2,500 ea. (non-commercial only).

West Virginia – Sept. 1-Nov. 30. Energy Star qualified items ≤$5,000 ea. (non-commercial only).

And, dont’ forget about the Other incentives your state may be giving as funded by the Federal Government as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, previously reported here.


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