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2016 State Sales Tax Holidays
[see 2015 programs]

 

State

 

Days

 

Items Included

 

Maximum Cost

 

1stYear

 

2016
Dates

 

Information Links *
Alabama 3 hurricane preparedness
generators - $1,000
supplies - $60
2012 February 26-28 http://www.revenue.alabama.gov/
Alabama 3 clothing - $100
computers - $750 
school supplies - $50 
books - $30
2006 August 5-7 http://www.revenue.alabama.gov/
Arkansas 2 clothing - $100
school supplies
2011 August 6-7 http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/
Connecticut
7
clothing and footwear - $100
2001
August 21-27 http://www.ct.gov/drs/
Florida
3
clothing - $60
supplies - $15
2007+
August 5-7 http://dor.myflorida.com/
Georgia
2
school supplies
clothing - $100
supplies - $20
computers - $1,000
2012+
July 30-31 http://dor.georgia.gov/
Georgia
3
energy star/WaterSense products - $1,500
2012+
September 30 - October 2  http://dor.georgia.gov/
Iowa
2
clothing - $100
2000
August 5-6 https://tax.iowa.gov/
Louisiana
2
all TPP - $2,500
(2% rate reduction)
2007
August 5-6 http://www.revenue.louisiana.gov/
Louisiana
3
firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies
(2% rate reduction)
2009
September 2-4 http://www.revenue.louisiana.gov/
Maryland 3 energy star products 2011 February 13-15 http://www.comp.state.md.us/
Maryland 7 clothing & footwear-$100 2010 August 14-20 http://www.marylandtaxes.com/
Mississippi
2
clothing & footwear - $100
2009
July 29-30 http://www.dor.ms.gov/
Mississippi 3 firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies 2014 September  2-4 http://www.dor.ms.gov/
Missouri 7 energy star products - $1,500 2009 April 19-25 http://dor.mo.gov/
Missouri 3 clothing - $100
computers - $3,500
school supplies - $50
2004 August 5-7 http://dor.mo.gov/
New Mexico 3 clothing - $100
computers - $1,000
computer equip. - $500
school supplies - $30
2005 August 5-7 http://www.tax.newmexico.gov
Ohio
3
clothing - $75
school supplies - $20 
instructional material - $20
2015
August 5-7 http://www.tax.ohio.gov/
Oklahoma
3
clothing - $100
2007
August 5-7 http://www.tax.ok.gov/
South Carolina
3
clothing
school supplies
computers
other
2000
August 5-7 http://www.sctax.org/

Tennessee
3
clothing - $100 
school supplies - $100
computers - $1,500
2006
July 29-31 http://tn.gov/revenue/
Texas
3

generators - $3,000
storm devices - $300
preparedness items - $75

2016
April 23-25 http://comptroller.texas.gov
Texas
3
energy star products 
air conditioners - $6,000; other - $2,000
2008
May 28-30 http://comptroller.texas.gov/
Texas
3
clothing, backpacks and school supplies- $100
1999
August 5-7 http://comptroller.texas.gov/
Virginia 3 clothing - $100
school supplies - $20
energy star products - $2,500
hurricane preparedness items - $60
generators - $1,000
2006 August 5-7 http://www.tax.virginia.gov/

(updated May 19, 2016)


+ Florida first held a sales tax holiday for school supplies in 2007. This was not re-enacted in 2008-09.  Georgia first held a school supply holiday in 2004 and energy efficiency holiday in 2006. They were not re-enacted in 2010-11.
* Details for some state programs are not available yet, website points to 2015 program.
Note, if your state is not listed, legislation has not been approved authorizing a sales tax holiday. Contact your state legislator for more information.
If you have any corrections, please direct your inquiry to Ronald Alt.