Guide to 2012 sales-tax holidays

Kiplinger

View photo

.
Seventeen states will have sales-tax holidays this year -- and 12 will fall on the first weekend of August, according to the Federation of Tax Administrators. Georgia returns to the list of states offering tax breaks this year after canceling its sales-tax holiday in 2010 because of a budget deficit.

See the list below to find out which states will have sales-tax holidays and when.

JULY

Mississippi: July 27-28. Purchases of clothing and footwear less than $100 exempt. More details.

 

AUGUST

Alabama: August 3-5. Purchases of clothing (up to $100), computers ($750), school supplies ($50) and books ($30) exempt. See a complete list of tax-exempt items.

Arkansas: August 4-5. Purchases of clothing less than $100 and school supplies are exempt. See a complete list of tax-exempt items.

Connecticut: August 19-25. Purchases of clothing and footwear less than $300 exempt. More details.

Florida: August 3-5. Purchases of clothing ($75) and school supplies ($15) exempt. See a complete list of tax-exempt items.

Georgia: August 10-11. Purchases of clothing ($100), computers ($1,000) and school supplies ($20) exempt. More details.

Iowa: August 3-4. Purchases of clothing and footwear less than $100 exempt. See a complete list of tax-exempt items.

Louisiana: August 3-4. Most items less than $2,500 exempt. More details.

Maryland: August 12-18. Purchases of clothing and footwear $100 or less exempt. More details.

Missouri: August 3-5. Purchases of clothing ($100), computers ($3,500) and school supplies ($50) exempt. More details.

New Mexico: August 3-5. Purchases of clothing (less than $100), computers ($1,000) and school supplies ($15) exempt. More details.

North Carolina: August 3-5. Purchases of clothing ($100), computers ($3,500), school supplies ($100) and sports equipment ($50) exempt. More details.

Oklahoma: August 3-5. Purchases of clothing and footwear less than $100 exempt. See a list of tax-exempt items.

South Carolina: August 3-5. Purchases of clothing, computers and school supplies exempt. See a list of tax-exempt items.

Tennessee: August 3-5. Purchases of clothing ($100), computers ($1,500) and school supplies ($100) exempt. More details.

Texas: August 17-19. Purchases of clothing, footwear, backpacks and school supplies less than $100 exempt. See a list of tax-exempt items.

Virginia: August 3-5. Purchases of clothing and footwear ($100) and school supplies ($20) exempt. See a list of tax-exempt items.


Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.

    Recommended for You

    • Fox News Host Brenda Buttner Dead at 55

      Brenda Buttner, host of the Fox News show Bulls and Bears, has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55.

      People
    • Trump's Russia scandal takes an unexpected turn

      On Friday afternoon, FBI Director James Comey delivered a classified, hour-long briefing to the Senate Intelligence Committee on the Russia scandal, and soon after, the Senate Intelligence Committee sent “formal requests to more than a dozen organizations, agencies and individuals, asking them to preserve all materials related to the committee’s investigation” into the controversy. We don’t know much about how the briefing went – committee members were tight-lipped following Comey’s presentation – though Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) tweeted late Friday that he’s “now very confident” that the committee will conduct “thorough bipartisan investigation” into Russia’s “interference and influence.” Reading

      MSNBC q
    • First-Grade Teacher Suspended Over 'Illegal Aliens' Post: School District

      The elementary school teacher advocated reporting undocumented immigrants, according to school district officials, who suspended her.

      Inside Edition
    • Milo Yiannopoulos Could Be Fired by Breitbart Over Pedophilia Comments (Report)

      Milo Yiannopoulos could stand to lose his job as editor at Breitbart News over newly unearthed comments he once made about pedophilia, the FOX Business Network reported. According to the financial network “there is a fierce internal debate at Breitbart over whether he should remain with the website over his latest comments,” with some at the right-wing site telling Fox News that Yiannopoulos could be dismissed as early as end of the day Monday. Yiannopoulos was disinvited from Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Monday after a video of him talking about pedophilia resurfaced over the weekend.

      The Wrap
    • Entertainment Tonight
    • Dear Abby: He keeps insulting wife about her past

      DEAR ABBY: Because I had a promiscuous past prior to getting married, it was understandable that my husband and I have gone through some rough patches. It’s been three years since our wedding, and he still can’t let it go sometimes. A recent argument just escalated into his calling me a whore and stupid. We have a beautiful little girl together, so it’s not like I can just up and go whenever I want. When is enough, enough? Where is the point that I can give in to the thought that I can’t do it anymore? Or is this just what marriage is? We have already done counseling, and it just made it worse. I feel really alone, so can you please give me some feedback? — ROUGH PATCH DEAR ROUGH PATCH: If your

      Chicago Sun-Times q
    • MYSTERY: Half-eaten shark on Florida beach raises speculation about what killed it

      A half-eaten shark that washed up on a Florida beach Saturday raised questions about a bigger fish possibly lurking in the water. A Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue lifeguard snapped a photo of the shark on New Smyrna Beach. Beach Safety spokeswoman Tammy Morris told News 4 Jax that the shark was “definitely” eaten by a bigger fish. She added that the shark was either a blacktip or spinner shark. A 14-foot great white shark named Katherine was spotted off the Florida coast in January. Another great white shark was spotted in the waters on Feb. 1, Florida wildlife officials said. Morris said half-eaten sharks do not wash up on the beach often, but she has seen it before. Officials said

      Fox News q
    • Workers Fired After Not Showing Up on `A Day Without Immigrants`

      Dozens of people in Denver say they were fired for taking part in "A Day Without Immigrants" protest last week.

      Tribune
    • Dozens fired after skipping work to participate in 'A Day Without Immigrants' protests

      Across the U.S. employers fired hundreds of protestors who skipped work to participate in rallies.

      CNBC.com q
    • Brenda Buttner Dies: Fox News ‘Bulls And Bears’ Host Was 55

      Brenda Buttner, host of Fox News Channel's Bulls and Bears , has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55. The news was confirmed by Your World 's Neil Cavuto, who shared a special tribute to Buttner during the show. "She took stock of life much more than any stock in life,” Cavuto said. “It’s what separated her from everyone else in this business. Not just dollars, you see, Brenda had depth." He continued: “Let it be known that Brenda Buttner made us want to watch a…

      Deadline
    • Melania Trump's sister shows rare behind-the-scenes look

      (CNN)Melania Trump is beginning to forge her own path as America's first lady, assembling a team of aides and advisers. But the name of one longtime confidante, and perhaps her most trusted friend, won't be announced with a news release or statement or a new title: her sister, Ines Knauss. Knauss, Trump's older sister, lives just blocks from Trump Tower in the Trump Park Avenue property, public records confirm. She was Trump's maid of honor at her 2005 Palm Beach wedding, People magazine reported at the time. And the first lady called Knauss "an incredible woman and a friend" in her July speech at the Republican National Convention. And the sister of the famously private Slovenian-born first

      CNN q
    • Photos of the day - February 20, 2017 (21 photos)

      Orthodox priests take part in a procession commemorating the third anniversary of the Ukrainian pro-European Union mass protests in 2014, in central Kiev, Ukraine; a demonstrator dressed as Donald Trump poses for photos before the “Not My President’s Day” rally in Central Park in New York City; and, the Milwaukee Brewers’ Neftali Feliz throws during a spring training baseball workout in Phoenix, Ariz. These are just a few of the photos of the day for February 20, 2017. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

      Yahoo News Photo Staff
    • All 23 TV Shows That Have Been Renewed or Canceled This Season (Updating Photos)

      RENEWED: Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)The seminal Shondaland drama will return in the fall for Season 14.

      The Wrap
    • This 41-year-old, ex-Cy Young winner is ready to make a comeback

      Eric Gagne hasn’t pitched in the majors the past eight seasons. New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra once summed up baseball by saying, “it ain’t over, ’til it’s over,” but we’re not sure this is what he meant. Despite not pitching in the majors since 2008, 41-year-old, former Cy Young winner Eric Gagne believes it’s time for a comeback.

      Big League Stew
    • Inside Edition
    • Samsung may swap out the Galaxy Note 7’s hot battery to sell you a safe, refurbished version

      Samsung just might be considering selling refurbished Note 7, swapping out the battery for one that isn't so problematic, so it can claw back some of the lost revenue. Nothing has been officially confirmed quite yet.

      Digital Trends
    • Priscilla Presley Confirms She's Caring for Granddaughters as Lisa Marie Presley’s Husband Is Investigated for Child Abuse

      Priscilla Presley has broken her silence over her daughter Lisa Marie Presley’s bitter custody battle and confirmed she’s caring for her twin granddaughters. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart for “all” your positive support,” she wrote above a photo of the sisters smiling and cuddling one another.

      Us Weekly
    • NASA Has Made A Huge Discovery About Planets Outside Our Solar System

      Exoplanets are widely believed to be the best hope of finding life elsewhere in the universe. 

      International Business Times
    • David Cassidy: Looking Back at the Former Teen Heartthrob’s Ups and Downs

      The actor had won hearts worldwide as the hunky, young star of The Partridge Family in the 1970s. Despite unbelievable fame, the decades that followed were marked with turmoil for Cassidy, now 66. At the peak of his early career, Cassidy played some 350 concerts in 17 countries while releasing 10 Partridge albums, eight solo albums and 17 singles, PEOPLE reported in 1983.

      People
    • I Tested 12 Sheet Masks and These Are the Best Ones (8 photos)

      I'll be honest: before I started working at Health.com, my skincare routine was nonexistent, and removing eye makeup and washing my face before bed was as far as I took my lazy-girl regime. So when I learned about sheet masks, the beauty treatment popularized in Korea that lets you multitask while you get your skincare on, I was sold. Since I don't have any serious skin issues (I'm lucky to have pretty clear, even-toned skin that only gets dry in the coldest days of winter), I decided to try sheet masks that run the gamut of treatment options. Over the past three months, I tested masks that promise detoxified pores, hydration, and a skin-glowing boost. VIDEO: 8 Great Face Masks In the end, I tried 12 different sheet masks and put their powers to the test. I followed the specific directions on the back of each mask and took note of my first impression when applying the mask. Then I noted my skin's appearance upon removal and later my skin's appearance a full day after the treatment. In the end, only a few of the sheets delivered on their promises, but those that did have become repeat purchases.

      InStyle