Guide to Tax-Free Weekend 2012

Tax-Free WeekendThis is a complete list of tax free weekends happening throughout the U.S. this summer and fall. Note that a few states have multiple dates with different items designated tax free.

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Alabama Tax Free Weekend

Tax-Free Weekend Alabama
August 3-5
Applies to certain school supplies, computers, clothing and shoes.

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Arkansas Tax Free Weekend

Tax-Free Weekend Arkansas
August 4-5
Applies to school supplies, art materials, school materials for teachers, clothing and shoes.

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Connecticut Tax Free Weekend

Tax-Free Weekend Connecticut
August 19-25
Applies to clothing and shoes under $300 and layaway items that fit requirements, but are paid in full after the 25th.

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Florida Tax Free Weekend

Tax-Free Weekend Florida
August 3-5
Applies to school supplies up to $15 and clothing up to $75 (individual items, not total of purchase).

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Georgia Tax Free Weekend

Tax-Free Weekend Georgia
August 10-11
Applies to clothing up to $100, school supplies up to $20 and computers up to $1,000.

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Iowa Tax Free Weekend

Tax-Free Weekend Iowa
August 3-4
Applies to clothing up to $100.

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Louisiana Tax Free Weekend

Tax-Free Weekend Lousiana
August 3-4
Applies to the first $2,500 of property purchases.

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September 7-9

Applies to ammunition, firearms and hunting supplies.

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Maryland Tax Free Weekend

Tax-Free Weekend Maryland
August 12-18
Applies to clothing and shoes up to $100.

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Mississippi Tax Free Weekend

Tax-Free Weekend Mississippi
July 27-28
Applies to clothing and shoes up to $100.

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Missouri Tax Free Weekend

Tax-Free Weekend Missouri
August 3-5
Applies to clothing up to $100, computers up to $3,500 and school supplies up to $50.

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New Mexico Tax Free Weekend

Tax-Free Weekend New Mexico
August 3-5
Applies to clothing up to $100, computers up to $1,000 and school supplies up to $15.

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North Carolina Tax Free Weekend

Tax-Free Weekend North Carolina
August 5-7
Applies to clothing up to $100, school supplies up to $100, instructional materials up to $100, computers up to $3,500, other computer accessories up to $200 and sports equipment up to $50.

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November 2-4

Applies to all EnergyStar products.

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Oklahoma Tax Free Weekend

Tax-Free Weekend Oklahoma
August 3-5
Applies to clothing up to $100.

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South Carolina Tax Free Weekend

Tax-Free Weekend South Carolina
August 3-5
Applies to clothing, school supplies, computers, linens and bathroom essentials, such as rugs and shower curtains.

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November 23-24

Applies to firearms.

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Tennessee Tax Free Weekend

Tax-Free Weekend Tennessee
August 3-5
Applies to clothing up to $100, school supplies up to $100 and computers up to $1,000.

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Texas Tax Free Weekend

Tax-Free Weekend Texas
August 17-19
Applies to clothing up to $100 and school supplies up to $100.

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Virginia Tax Free Weekend

Tax-Free Weekend Virginia
August 3-5
Applies to clothing up to $100 and school supplies up to $100.

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October 5-8

Applies to EnergyStar products up to $2,500.

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Also, be sure to check out tips on how to make the most of the tax-free weekends here.

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