Don't Forget Back To School Tax Free Weekends Coming Up!

It's that time of the year again...back to school time!  Whether you're a parent who doesn't want to see your little darlings return to school or the parent who celebrates the free time while you're kiddos are away during the day you probably still dread back to school shopping.

The good news is back to school time brings tax free weekends for those of us in states that run these specials.  If you're in a tax free state enjoy the fact you can shop tax free anytime, but if your state has a sales tax you can check the Sales Tax Holidays Calendar to see if and when your state offers a tax free weekend for school supplies, clothing, etc.

The following states will be running tax free sales this coming weekend, Aug 3-5, 2012, so if you're state is on the list get those supply lists together!  Please check the calendar for a list of what items will be tax free.

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas (Aug 4-5)
  • Florida 
  • Iowa (Aug 3-4)
  • Louisiana (Aug 3-4)
  • Missouri
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
If your state isn't listed above take a peek at the calendar anyway.  There is a chance you'll have a sales tax weekend catering to school supplies at another date, especially if your area's schools start later in the year.