Twelve states will be holding sales tax holidays starting Friday, August 3 and running through Saturday August 4 or Sunday August 5, 2012. During the sales tax holidays, purchases of certain items will be exempt from state sales taxes. Items frequently exempted from the sales tax include clothing, footwear, school supplies, computers, and computer-related accessories. Details vary from state to state, and some localities have opted not to join in the sales tax holiday.
The twelve states offering sales-tax-free shopping beginning August 3rd are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
More sales tax holiday resources:
- The Tax Foundation has posted a map showing which states across are offering a sales tax holiday in 2012.
- The Federation of Tax Administrators has a chart listing various sales tax holidays.