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2006 Sales Tax Free Shopping Dates

Posted By Jim On 05/25/2006 @ 4:18 am In Frugal Living,Shopping | 1 Comment

In thirteen states and the District of Columbia, sales tax free dates have been set and approved for 2006. Usually the tax exemption is on clothing and shoes but in some areas it’s extended to other items as well. Before you think that thirty-seven other states are just being cheap, five states have no sales tax year round and three exempt clothing from sales tax year round as well. And finally, five states are currently in the process of approving a sales tax free period for 2006.

The theme of most of these sales is clothing and shoes (how the first tax free dates included) and have expanded to include education items such as school supplies, computers, and software. Some have also embraced energy efficiency such as Georgians who give breaks to those buying energy efficient appliances on the tax free day.


Alabama: 8/4 – 8/6, All clothing and shoes under $300, computers under $750, school supplies under $50.
Connecticut: 8/20 – 8/26, All clothing and shoes under $300.
Georgia: 7/13 – 7/16 8/3 – 8/6 (Thanks Cheryl!), All clothing and shoes under $100, personal computers and related accessories and non recreational software under $1500, school supplies and books for K-12 under $20 each, and energy efficient appliances, light bulbs, and refrigerators priced under $1500 and purchased for non-commercial use.
Iowa: 8/4 – 8/5, All clothing and shoes under $100.
Maryland: 8/23 – 8/27, All clothing and shoes under $100.
Missouri: 8/4 – 8/6, All clothing, school supplies and computers.
New Mexico: 8/4 – 8/6, All clothing and shoes under $100, school supplies used in a classroom setting and computers under $1000.
New York: 8/4 – 8/6, All clothing, shoes, clothing material, and diapers.
North Carolina: 8/4 – 8/6, All clothing, school supplies, sports gear, computers and computer supplies.
South Carolina: 8/4 – 8/6, All clothing, school supplies, and computers.
Tennessee: 8/4 – 8/6, All clothing under $100, school supplies under $100, and computers under $1500.
Texas: 8/4 – 8/6, All clothing and shoes under $100 and includes layaway items.
Virginia: 8/4 – 8/6, All clothing and shoes under $100, school supplies under $20, and a business can pay the tax and advertise something as tax free.
Washington D.C.: 8/4 – 8/6, All clothing, school supplies, sports gear, computers and computer supplies.

Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon never have state sales tax.

New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island never tax clothing.


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