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The 15 States Suspending Tax on Clothes in August

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Back to school season is a $72 billion industry. This year, in addition to brand incentives and store deals, states are getting in on the action. Forbes rounded up a list of states that will be taking temporary sales tax holidays in order to bolster purchasing habits for the BTS rush. While pencils and three-ring binders are great, we sifted through the list to pick out all the states that will waive their clothing tax for a (very) limited time, because we've got priorities here. Plan your weekend road trips accordingly.

· Alabama: From August 1–3, clothing purchases of $100 or less per item are exempt.

· Arkansas: From August 2–3, clothing purchases of $100 or less per item are exempt.

· Connecticut: From August 17–23, clothing and footwear purchases of $300 or less per item are exempt.

· Florida: From August 1–3, clothing, footwear, and certain accessory purchases of $100 or less per item are exempt.

· Georgia: From August 1–2, clothing purchases of $100 or less per item are exempt, except for clothing accessories such as jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, eyewear, watches, and watchbands.

· Iowa: From August 1–2, clothing and footwear purchases of $100 or less per item are exempt.

· Louisiana: From August 1–2, "purchases on most individual items of tangible personal property for non-binding business use" of $2,500 or less per item are exempt.

· Maryland: From August 10–16, clothing and footwear purchases of $100 or less per item are exempt.

· Mississippi: From July 25–26, clothing and footwear purchases of $100 or less per item are exempt. Footwear does not include athletic shoes.

· Missouri: From August 1–3, clothing purchases of $100 or less per item are exempt.

· Oklahoma: From August 1–3, clothing and footwear purchases of $100 or less per item are exempt. Does not include athletic wear.

· South Carolina: From August 1–3, clothing, footwear, and accessory purchases are exempt.

· Tennessee: From August 1–3, clothing purchases of $100 or less per item are exempt.

· Texas: From August 8–10, clothing and footwear purchases of $100 or less per item are exempt.

· Virginia: From August 1–3, clothing and footwear purchases of $100 or less per item are exempt. Does not include athletic wear.

Note: Pennsylvania and Vermont never charge sales tax on clothes.

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