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These Are The Dates For Back-To-School Tax-Free Weekends In Every State

Summer might have just kicked off for many kids across the country, but it looks like parents are already marking down a very important date on their calendars. And no, it’s not the first day back at school. Instead, it’s the back-to-school tax-free weekends that will help save everyone a lot of money on school gear, books, supplies and more.

During tax-free weekends, many states suspend the collection for state, county and local taxes for a few days each year on back to school items. This means you get to pocket a little extra money while buying all of the essentials that your kids need.

If you live in a state where the sales tax is 10 percent and you spend $600 on supplies, you end up saving $60. You can also save money on your children’s school wardrobe, shoes, computers, electronics, gadgets, and more. Below is a list of participating states for this summer’s back-to-school tax-free weekend:

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Alabama

Dates: July 20-22

Clothing up to $100; computers up to $750; school supplies up to $50; books up to $30.

Arkansas

Dates: Aug. 4-5

Clothing up to $100 and school supplies.

Connecticut

Dates: Aug. 19-25

Clothing and footwear up to $100.

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Florida

Dates: Aug. 3-5

School supplies selling for $15 or less per item; clothing, footwear and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item.

Iowa

Dates: Aug. 3-4

Clothing and footwear up to $100.

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Louisiana

Dates: Aug. 3-4

The first $2,500 of all noncommercial purchases are applied.

Maryland

Dates: Aug. 12-18

Clothing and footwear up to $100; also, the first $40 of a backpack or book bag purchase is tax-free.

Mississippi

Dates: July 27-28

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Clothing and footwear up to $100.

Missouri

Dates: Aug. 3-5

Items included: Clothing up to $100, computers up to $1,500, school supply items priced under $50.

New Mexico

Dates: Aug. 3-5

Items included: Clothing items up to $100; computers up to $1,000; computer equipment up to $500; and school supplies up to $30.

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Ohio

Dates: Aug. 3-5

Items included: Clothing up to $75; school supply items up to $20.

Oklahoma

Dates: Aug. 3-5

Items included: Clothing items up to $100.

South Carolina

Dates: Aug. 3-5

School supplies, computers and clothing items.

Tennessee

Dates: July 27-29

Clothing items up to $100; school supplies up to $100; computers up to $1,500.

Texas

Dates: Aug. 10-12

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Clothing, backpacks and school supplies up to $100.

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Virginia

Dates: Aug. 3-5

Items included: Clothing items up to $100; school supply items up to $20.

Wisconsin

Dates: Aug. 1-5

Clothing items up to $75; school supply items up to $75; computers up to $750; and computer supplies up to $250.

Keep in mind though that if you are planning to do any shopping during these weekends, most retail stores will be packed with families, Some have even called tax-free weekends similar to the scenes you see during the Black Friday madness.

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