The new semester is starting again and many college students and their parents are stocking up on supplies, dorm furniture, and computers for the new academic year. The good news is many states are having a sales tax holiday to celebrate going back to school.

If you’re considering to save some money, this may be a great deal for you. First check the list below to when your state has its sales tax holiday.

Check to see if your state has a sales tax holiday coming up.

Check to see if your state has a sales tax holiday coming up.

Participating states have already listed what items are eligible. Here are a list of the  states and some brief information from their respective sites.

Please check your state’s site for details and restrictions.

2009 Back to School Sales Tax Holiday Schedule by State

  • Alabama: ( August 7- 9, 2009) General use clothing – $100 or less; Computers, software, and school computer supplies –
    a single purchase with a sales price of $750 or less; School and Art supplies, Instructional material –  $50 or Less, per item; Books – Sales Price of $30 or Less, per book
  • Connecticut: (August 16 – 22, 2009) Clothing or footwear costing less than $300
  • Georgia: (July 30 – August 2, 2009 ) Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item; A single purchase of $1,500 or less of personal computers; general school supplies with a sales price of $20 or less per item
  • Iowa: ( August 7- 9, 2009) Clothing – $100
  • Louisiana : (August 7th and 8th, 2009) Consumer purchases up to $2,500
  • Mississippi: ( July 31 – August 1, 2009) Clothing & footwear – $100 each item
  • Missouri: ( August 7- 9, 2009) Clothing – $100 each item;   Computers – $3,500 ; School supplies – $50
  • New Mexico: ( August 7- 9, 2009) Clothing – $100; Computers – $1,000; School supplies – $15
  • North Carolina: ( August 7- 9, 2009) Clothing – $100; School supplies – $100 ; Instructional material – $300 ; Computers – $3,500 ; Sports equip – $50
  • Oklahoma: ( August 7- 9, 2009) Clothing – $100
  • South Carolina : ( August 7- 9, 2009) Clothing ; school supplies ; computers
  • Tennessee: ( August 7- 9, 2009) Clothing – $100 ; School supplies – $100 ; Computers – $1,500
  • Texas: ( August 21- 23, 2009) Clothing, backpacks, and school supplies- $100
  • Vermont: ( August 22, 2009) Personal purchase – $2,000
  • Virginia:( August 7- 9, 2009) Clothing – $100; School supplies – $20

I hope this list help you find a great deal. Let me know what you specials you find.

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