Tax Free Weekend is August 11-13

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Virginia Tax, which administers tax laws for the commonwealth, states that qualifying products include school supplies, clothing, footwear and hurricane emergency items.

Florida parents shopping for the new school year are getting another slimmed down back-to-school tax holiday.

According to, Oklahoma's tax free weekend was nearly suspended through 2019 due to the state's budgeting issues.

"Anything you need can be found in Duncan", Deal said.

This year's Sales Tax Holiday is Friday, Aug. 11-13.

Two years ago, the Tax Free Holiday was enacted as a pilot project to see how OH would respond.

It's tax-free weekend again in Oklahoma. That includes Alabama (July 21-23), Mississippi (July 28-29), and Tennessee (July 28-30).

Senate Bill 861 was passed in 2007 to benefit both retailers and consumers by offering tax free services.

For BOGO, the two items must be not be combined to qualify. It's definitely not a free-for-all. Ohio's tax-free weekend starts Friday and runs through Sunday. Click on each state's name for more complete information.

Is there a limit on total cost or items?

Consumers will save an average of $8.25 per every $100 spent.

The National Retail Federation estimates that the average family will spend $688 on clothes, supplies and accessories - up 8 percent from past year.

What kind of clothing falls under the "tax-free" category? .

Missouri: Clothing up to $100; school supplies up to $50; computer software up to $350; computers up to $1,500; computer peripherals up to $1,500; graphing calculators up to $150.

The state is also on the hook for making up lost sales tax revenue to cities.

Oklahoma: Clothing and shoes up to $100. If items are usually sold as a unit, those items can not be split up so that each piece qualifies for the $100 requirement. You can see the full list online at Many stores will be open earlier or later than their normal hours in order to take advantage of the extra shoppers.

Layaway items qualify when the final payment is made and the item is given to the customer during the exemption period.

Actually, the list of approved items goes quite a bit deeper than what you'd expect.

Patterson said it's a great opportunity for OH families to save money as they prepare their children for the upcoming school year. The exemption includes backpacks with wheels, provided they can also be worn on the back like a traditional backpack, and messenger bags.

Limitations are placed on many items. A great time of year to hit the stores and save.



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