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Save Money – It’s Sales-Tax Holiday Time

Posted By Tara Finnegan Coates On July 31, 2014 @ 12:11 pm In Money Talk | No Comments

Back to School [1]If you’re in the market for a new computer or even just some clothes, you may be able to purchase these items free of local and state sales taxes.

Fourteen states are participating in sales-tax holidays [2] between Aug. 1 and the end of September. Depending on your state’s guidelines (some set a maximum dollar amount on how much you can buy), you can purchase clothing, shoes, school supplies and even computers without paying any sales tax.

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Each year the Federation of Tax Administrators [4] updates a list of states [2] that participate in these sales-tax holidays.

In addition to savings on back-to-school items, the FTA also lists tax holidays for buying Energy Star appliances, hurricane-preparedness supplies, and even hunting gear and ammunition.

Check to see if your state participates before reaching for your wallet.

 Photo: DustyPixel/iStock [5]

 

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[2] sales-tax holidays: http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/rate/sales_holiday.html

[3] >> Get discounts on electronics with your AARP Member Advantages.: http://discounts.aarp.org/technology/index/uSource/HCTN?intcmp=AE-BL-TECH-DISC

[4] Federation of Tax Administrators: http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/default.html

[5] DustyPixel/iStock: http://www.istockphoto.com/photo/returning-to-school-13978093?st=0e71a38

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[7] What’s the Maximum Social Security Benefit?: http://www.aarp.org/work/social-security/info-07-2010/maximum_monthly_social_security_benefit.html?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS

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[9] Join AARP: https://appsec.aarp.org/MSS/join/application?keycode=U9ZTPH9&intcmp=AE-ENDART3-BL-MEM

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