Attention Massachusetts, Connecticut and Texas shoppers! Your state sales tax holiday is this weekend.
Texas kicks off this final round of back-to-school sales tax-free events on Friday, Aug. 15. State and some local levies will be waived through Sunday, Aug. 17.
Massachusetts is giving its shoppers the weekend days to save or spend or both, depending on who's talking about the event.
Connecticut is holding a week-long event, starting Sunday,
The table below provides details on these last three late summer sales tax holidays.
|Texas||August 15-17||Clothing (o $50 per item); books (up to $30 each)|
||Most items costing $2,500 or less; purchases of vehicles, meals and certain services remain taxable|
|Connecticut||August 17-23||Clothing and footwear (up to $300 per item)|
More tax holidays this fall: Remember to mark your calendar, though, if you live in D.C., Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia or West Virginia. In a couple of months, these states will be holding more sales tax holidays.
Georgia, Virginia and West Virginia will reward energy efficient shoppers. West Virginia's event is Sept. 1-7; Georgia's runs
Washington, D.C.'s second event of the year is just like the first one, only timed to appeal to the holiday shopping spirit. It runs from Nov. 21 through Dec. 1.
And hunters and gun aficionados from all over the south and southeast will be heading to the Palmetto State in late November for what is probably the most unique tax holiday of, well, of forever: South Carolina's first Second Amendment Sales-Tax Holiday.
Yep, as mentioned previously, starting in 2008 and then on each subsequent year's Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, South Carolina won't collect sales tax on the purchases of handguns, rifles and shotguns.
I suspect that this Nov. 28 and 29, there might be as many anti-gun folks and media representatives in South Carolina stores as there will be firearms shoppers.