2012 Sales Tax Holiday

TinaB | August 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Is the 2012 Sales Tax Holiday happening in a state near you? We have up-to-date information!

2012 Sales Tax Holiday in Ten U.S. States – August 3-5, 2012

Back to school Tax Free Weekend starts today in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia. This three day tax exemption starts Friday August 3, 2012 and runs through Sunday August 5, 2012. What items count you may ask? The sales tax exemption applies to clothing selling for $75 or less and eligible school supplies that sell for $15 or less. So, any clothing item more than $75 is not exempt and no school supplies over $15 are exempt the rules are very clear about that. Books are NOT exempt from tax during the 2012 Sales Tax Holiday.

So what clothing items count? “Clothing” as defined by the special pdf I saw online – means any article of wearing apparel, including all footwear (except skis, swim fins, roller blades, and skates) intended to be worn on or about the human body. However, “clothing” does not include watches, watchbands, jewelry, umbrellas, handkerchiefs, or sporting equipment.

Ok, so here are the school supplies that are eligible for the 2012 Sales Tax Holiday.
“School supplies” means pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, notebooks, notebook filler paper, legal pads, binders, lunch boxes, construction paper, markers, folders, poster board, composition books, poster paper, scissors, cellophane tape, glue, paste, rulers, computer disks, protractors, compasses, and calculators.

The rule is specific to note that the Sales Tax Holiday does not apply to sales of clothing or school supplies purchased in an airport, Theme Park or public lodging.

2012 Alabama Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

Not all cities are participating in this so make sure the check the details. Here is what is tax free – Clothing under $100, School supplies under $50, Books under $30, Computers/computer equipment under $750.

2012 Arkansas Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

Your tax free weekend is August 4-5. Clothing and footwear (priced at less than $100 per item), Accessories (priced at less than $50 per item), School supplies.

Not all cities are participating in this so make sure the check the details.

2012 North Carolina Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

Your tax free weekend is scheduled for August 3-5, 2012. The following items will not be subject to state sales tax: Clothing, footwear, and school supplies under $100; Sports and recreation equipment under $50; Computers under $3,500; Computer equipment under $250

2012 South Carolina Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

Your tax free weekend is scheduled for August 3-5, 2012. The following items will not be subject to state sales tax: Clothing, Accessories, Footwear, School supplies, Computers, Computer equipment.

2012 Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

Your tax free weekend is scheduled for August 3-5, 2012. The following items will not be subject to state sales tax: Clothing under $100; School and art supplies under $100; Computers under $1,500.

2012 Iowa Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

Your tax free weekend is scheduled for August 3-4, 2012. The following items will not be subject to state sales tax: Clothing and Shoes under $100

2012 Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

Your tax free weekend is scheduled for August 3-4, 2012. The following items will not be subject to state sales tax: Purchases under $2,500; Excludes the purchase of taxable services, automobiles, and meals

2012 Missouri Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

Your tax free weekend is scheduled for August 3-4, 2012. The following items will not be subject to state sales tax: Clothing under $100; School supplies under $50; Computer software under $350; Computers/computer equipment under $3,500

2012 Oklahoma Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

Your tax free weekend is scheduled for August 3-5, 2012. The following items will not be subject to state sales tax: Clothing and Shoes under $100

2012 Virginia Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

Your tax free weekend is scheduled for August 3-5, 2012. The following items will not be subject to state sales tax: Clothing and footwear under $100; School supplies under $20


TAX FREE HOLIDAYS LATER ON IN AUGUST

2012 New Mexico Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

Your tax free weekend is scheduled for August 5-7, 2011 and applies to the following items: All clothing and shoes under $100; School supplies under $15; Computers under $1,000; Computer equipment under $500

2012 Connecticut Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

Your tax free weekend is scheduled for August 19-25, 2012.. The following items will not be subject to state sales tax:

2012 Texas Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

Your tax free weekend is scheduled for August 17-19, 2012.. The following items will not be subject to state sales tax: Clothing and footwear under $100; School supplies under $100; Backpacks under $100 for elementary and secondary students, Includes layaway items

 

In this tough economy we are all looking for ways to cut back expenses. Will you take advantage of this sales tax holiday? We always recommend that you make a list of the things you need before you leave the house so you avoid overbuying.

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