questionsdo you save computer, clothing, and school supply…

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There are a few more states on the list. Texas, Louisiana, DC, among others. I'll probably get some clothes. A few stacked Kohl's coupons plus no tax? I'm down for that.

Thanks for posting that deal (and this question), because I hadn't heard about it.

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@rprebel: Gotta win our little tax battles when we can!

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Not sure about the other states, but in Arkansas computers are taxed along with any individual clothing item priced at >$100. In retrospect, I don't see many people in AR wearing anything that expensive. ;)

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No tax holiday in MI... :-( But if we had one, it would be a factor.

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lol, tax holiday in the People's Republic of California?

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Virginia has one this weekend as well. Clothing <$100 each and school supplies <$20 each, but retailers also have the option to absorb the state tax as well, which a lot of electronics stores and the like usually do, which always works out in the customer's favor.

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia is the full list I've seen (additions to the OP's list bolded) for this weekend.

See here for a full list of states' tax-free weekends in August, including Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Texas, PLUS a list of what products each one covers.

Side note @rprebel: it appears DC's tax-free weekend has been cancelled.

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Texas' Sales Tax Holiday isn't for a couple of weeks.
I actually try to avoid the stores those weekends. Yes, you save about 8.25% but most stores don't have very good sales that weekend. You can get better deals by shopping at other times and paying the sales tax. Plus you can avoid the crazy crowds that don't quite understand the math and think they're getting the best deal by not having to pay the tax.

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I'm with @gt0163c. Tax holidays work out much better for stores than shoppers.

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I used it last year to pick up my new computer (online). Saved me quite a bit. But I'll be avoiding the madness this year. Don't really need anything.

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I haven't in the past, but this year I will be. Looking at a larger bts bill this year. Teenagers-yeesh.

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Florida used to do it, but stopped in 2007 or 2008. They also had a tax free weekend for hurricane readiness supplies which started in 2005 after the Charlie-Francis-Ivan-Jeanne storms. I really liked that one, as you could pick up batteries, flashlights, some tools, and generators (up to a price) with no tax. It also stopped about that same time.