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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

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.

And there’s one more discount you might get this weekend: a sales tax holiday. 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.

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