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Sales Tax Holidays Near You

Posted By Tara Finnegan Coates On August 2, 2012 @ 2:58 pm In Money Talk | Comments Disabled

[1]If you are in back-to-school shopping mode this weekend (Aug. 3-5), make sure you take in all the possible discounts  through comparison shopping, using retailers’ coupons and matching prices.

See more: Back-to-school deals. [2]

And there’s one more discount you might get this weekend: a sales tax holiday [3]. New Mexico, Oklahoma, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and Virginia are all waiving sales taxes for school-related items for all or parts of this weekend. Depending on the state, you won’t pay sales tax on school supplies, clothing or shoes. Some states may also apply tax-free shopping to computers and art supplies.

Maryland, Georgia, Texas and Connecticut all have sales tax holidays later this month.

Photo credit: Sarah Sosiak via Flickr. [4]

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[2] See more: Back-to-school deals.: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-08-2012/back-to-school-savings-deals.html

[3] sales tax holiday: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/taxes/sales-tax-holiday.aspx

[4] Photo credit: Sarah Sosiak via Flickr.: http://www.flickr.com/photos/secret_canadian/5972150215/sizes/s/

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