2009 Sales Tax Holidays: Your Guide to Tax Free Holidays

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Sales tax holidays are a great way to save money. Many states have a sales tax holiday around the time school begins to help parents prepare for the coming school year. If your state doesn’t have a sales tax holiday, look to neighboring states to find your savings. Each year, this list will be updated to reflect changes.

Midwest

Illinois – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Indiana – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Iowa – August 7-8 Items that are eligible include clothing up to $100 per item, footwear up to $100 per item, and computers up to a total of $1,500.

Kansas – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Michigan – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Minnesota – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Missouri – August 7-9 Items that are eligible include clothing up to $100 per item, school supplies up to $50 per item, and computers up to a total of $3,500.

Nebraska – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

North Dakota – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Ohio – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

South Dakota – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Wisconsin – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

North East

Connecticut- August 16-22 Items that are eligible include clothing and shoes up to a total of $300.

Maine – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Massachusetts – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

New Hampshire – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

New Jersey – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

New York – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Pennsylvania – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Rhode Island – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Vermont – August 22 – All personal property items are eligible up to a total per item of $2,000.

South

Alabama – August 7-9 Items that are eligible include clothing up to a total of $100, computers up to a total of $750, school supplies up to a total of $50, and books up to a total of $30.

*Note that some Alabama counties are not participating, you can check the list here.

South cont.

Arkansas – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Delaware – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

District of Columbia – August 1- 9 Items that are eligible include clothing up to a total of $100 and school supplies up to a total of $100.

Florida – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Georgia – July 30 – August 2 Items that are eligible include school supplies up to a total of $20 per item and clothing up to $100 per item.

October 1-4 Items that are eligible are energy and water efficient products up to a total of $1,500.

Kentucky – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Louisiana August 7 – August 8 Items that are eligible include all tangible personal property except vehicles that are required to have a license and title.

Maryland – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Mississippi – July 31 – August 1 Items that are eligible include clothing up to a total of $100 per item.

North Carolina – August 7 – August 9 Items that are eligible include clothing up to $100 per item, school supplies up to $100 per item and computers up to a total of $3,500.

November 6 – November 8 Items that are eligible include all energy star products.

Oklahoma – August 7 to August 9 Items that are eligible include clothing up to a total of $100 per item.

South Carolina – August 7 – August 9 Items that are eligible include clothing, computers, and school supplies with no monetary limit.

November 27 – November 28 Items that are eligible include all handguns, shotguns, and rifles.

Tennessee – August 7 – August 9 Items that are eligible include clothing up to $100 per item, computers up to a total of $ 1,500, and school supplies up to $100 per item.

Texas – August 21 – August 23 Items that are eligible include clothing up to $100 per item and shoes up to $100 per item.

Virginia – August 7 – August 9 Items that are eligible include clothing up to $100 per item and school supplies up to $20 per item.

October 9 – October 12 Items that are eligible include all energy star products with a total up to $2,500.

West Virginia – September 1 – November 30 Items that are eligible include al energy star products with a total up to $5,000.

West

Alaska – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Arizona – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

California– No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Colorado – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Hawaii – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Idaho– No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Montana – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Nevada – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

New Mexico – August 7 – 9 Items that are eligible include clothing up to $100 per item, school supplies up to $15 per item, and computers up to a total of $1,000.

Oregon – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Utah – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Washington – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday

Wyoming – No 2009 Sales Tax Holiday