With the economy in the pit hole that it is, it is always good to know the places that let you save that extra dollar. In order to spruce up the economy, many states are featuring tax-free weeks/weekends. It is a great opportunity for families to fill those school wardrobes and keep some green in their wallets.
Iowa. (August 6-7) For all of you that live in the Midwest, or have family in Iowa, or are really, really enthusiastic shoppers, Iowa has a two-day tax free weekend. Starting August 6 (2010) and ending on August 7 at 11:59 PM, the stories will definitely be bustling this Friday and Saturday. There are some limits which include that shoes and clothing cannot exceed $100.
North Carolina. (August 6-8) This is currently the most publicized “tax-free” event because of the range of options for the enthusiastic buyer. The limits provide good reason to get excited for the weekend. Limits include clothing, footwear and school supplies under $100, sports and recreation equipment under $50, computers under $3,500 and computer equipment under $250.
Missouri. (August 6-8) Near Iowa, Missouri is also holding a tax-free weekend. However, don’t expect to go to any little city and see them gladly hand over that $30 toaster without you slapping over that extra two or three dollars. Some cities and counties in Missouri have elected not to participate in this shopping extravaganza. It seems like there won’t be much business in those select towns. The limits include clothing under $100, school supplies under $50, computer software under $350 and computer/computer equipment under $3,500.
New Mexico. (August 6-8) This is another decent shopping opportunity for anybody who lives down South. This weekend is going to be filled with many shoppers trying to find that ideal deal, with plenty of non-taxed items. This tax-exemption apples to clothing and shoes (max $100), school supplies ($15), computers ($1,000) and computer equipment ($500).
Tennessee (August 6-8). Clothing and school supplies under $100 and computer under $1,500 make this an attractive option for parents.
South Carolina. (August 6-8). Not sure about this tax-free. There were no suggestions of limits, which is odd. This exemption applies to clothing, accessories, footwear, school supplies, computer, and computer equipment.
Oklahoma. (August 6-8). Nothing fancy with this tax free promise only clothes and shoes ($100 maximum).
Florida (August 13-15) Next weekend, the Sunshine State is also offering a tax free weekend. However, the limits on this make it quite bleak in the light of all of the current tax options. Applies to books, clothing and footwear under $50 and school supplies under $10.
Connecticut. (August 15-21) To all of those people that choose to wait a little Connecticut has decided to go for a later break for hungry shoppers. First off, the most notable thing is that Connecticut was offering exemption of tax from all fuel-efficient passenger vehicles. However, that ended June 30th. Exemption applies to clothing and shoes under $300.
Texas. (Aug 20-22) The last tax free weekend belongs to Texas. However, the deals only apply to clothing and backpacks ($100 limit).
Jennifer Wolf , “2010 Tax Free Weekends,” About.com