Every year a number of states sponsor a free tax day or free tax weekend. Generally the free tax is offered for one or more days during the late summer period, when sales are slow and parents being to purchase back-to-school supplies.
In 2012, 17 states are sponsoring tax-free days, some limit it on energy saving items while others cut the tax on common purchases like clothing, electronics and school supplies. What follows is a list of the states that will be offering tax-free days in the summer of 2012.
The tax-free states below also list the items for which you can qualify for free tax and the maximum item cost.
Alabama has tax-free days during July and August:July 6-8
Arkansas tax-free days are during the first weekend of August:August 4-5
Connecticut has an entire tax-free week, from August 19 to August 25:August 19-25
The second weekend in August is a tax-free weekend in Florida:school supplies - $15
Georgia has two different dates for free tax with different qualifying purchases:August 10-11
Iowa has two tax-free days on clothing:August 3-4
Three different periods of time are sponsored by Louisiana as tax-free days:August 3-4
Maryland has tax-free days in the winter as well as the summer:February 18-20
Two fax-free days this summer in Mississippi:July 27-28
Missouri has two different tax-free periods for a total of 10 days:April 19-25
The following 3 days are tax-free in the state of New MexicoAugust 3-5
North Carolina has tax-free days on a variety of items:August 3-5
The OK state has a tax-free clothing weekend:August 3-5
A few days in August and November 2012 will be tax-free in South Carolina for the following items:August 3-5
The first weekend in August is tax-free in Tennessee:August 3-5
Texas has tax-free days in the spring and in the summer of 2012:May 26-28
Virginia has 3 different periods of time in 2012 when tax will be free:May 25-31
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