Here are the 2014 Sales Tax Free Weekends for Back to School Shopping

By on July 22, 2014

In addition to saving money on product categories during specific months, 16 participating states have tax-free holidays that will allow you to purchase back to school items without paying additional taxes. However, be aware that there are specific restrictions on those holidays.

For instance, the majority of states limit the tax benefit to clothing purchases up to $100. If you live in a state like Louisiana, you can get huge tax savings on the purchase of a new computer due to the large $2,500 allowance. Check out the full list of restrictions below as well as a map of all participating states, the dates of the holiday and links to all tax agencies for further review.

FYI to North Carolina residents: Lawmakers in your state repealed the sales tax free weekend after 2013 and will not be participating this year.

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State Total Days Items Included / Spending Limit Dates
Alabama 3 Clothing under $100
School supplies under $50
Books under $30
Computers under $750
August 1 – 3
Arkansas 2 Clothing under $100
Clothing accessories: $50
School Supplies – No Limit
August 2 – 3
Connecticut 7 Clothing and Shoes under $300 August 17 – 23
Florida 3 School Supplies under $15
Clothing under $100
Computers under $750
August 1 – 3
Georgia 2 School Supplies under $20
Clothing under $100
Computers under $1,000
August 1 – 2
Iowa 3 Clothing & Shoes under $100 August 1 – 2
Louisiana 3 Tangible Personal Property Up to $2,500 August 1 – 2
Maryland 7 Clothing & Shoes under $100 August 10 – 16
Mississippi 2 Clothing & Shoes under $100 July 25 – 26
Missouri 3 School Supplies under $50
Clothing under $100
Computers under $3,500
Computer software: $350
Computer peripherals: $3,500
August 2 – 4
New Mexico 3 Clothing under $100
Computers under $1,000
Computers equipment under $500
School Supplies under $30
August 2 – 4
Oklahoma 3 Clothing under $100 August 1 – 3
South Carolina 3 Clothing: No Limit
School Supplies: No Limit
Computers: No Limit
Bed and bath: No Limit
August 2 – 4
Tennessee 3 Clothing under $100
School Supplies under $100
Computers under $1,500
August 1 – 3
Texas 3 Clothing, Backpacks and school supplies under $100 August 8 – 10
Virginia 3 Clothing under $100
School Supplies under $20
August 1 – 3

Also, be sure to check out the deal feed on Ben’s Bargains to find the best back-to-school deals throughout the next couple months.

About Mike Flacy

By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

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