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Sales Tax Holidays: 16 States Will Celebrate This August

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The Huffington Post   First Posted: 08/05/11 05:52 PM ET Updated: 10/05/11 06:12 AM ET

The words tax and holiday have very different connotations.

This August, however, 16 states will be celebrating sales tax holidays -- right in time for back to school shopping. Depending on where you live, clothes, computers and back to school supplies will be tax free for between two and seven days.

Check out our list of participating states below. If your state isn't listed, maybe hold off on the streamers and balloons until next year.

Alabama:
From August 5-7, there will be no sales tax on up to $100 spent on clothing, $750 on computers, $50 on school supplies and $30 on books.

Arkansas:
From August 6-7, there will be no sales tax on up to $100 worth of clothing and any school supplies.

Connecticut:
From August 21-27, there will be no sales tax on up to $300 spent on clothing and footwear.

Florida:
From August 12-14, there will be no sales tax on up to $15 spent on school supplies and $75 spent on books and clothing.

Iowa:
From August 5-6, there will be no sales tax on up to $100 spent on clothing.

Louisiana:
From August 5-6, there will be no sales tax on all tangible personal property (TTP).

Maryland:
From August 14-20, there will be no sales tax on up to $100 spent on clothing and footwear.

Massachusetts:
From August 13-14, there will be no sales tax on all TPP.

Missouri:
From August 5-7, there will be no sales tax on up to $100 spent on clothing, $3,500 spent on computers and $50 spent on school supplies.

New Mexico:
From August 5-7, there will be no sales tax on up to $100 spent on clothing, $1,000 on computers and $15 on school supplies.

North Carolina:
From August 5-7, there will be no sales tax on up to $100 spent on clothing, $100 spent on school supplies, $300 spent on instructional material, $3,500 spent on computers, $250 spent on other computer supplies ad $50 on sports equipment.

Oklahoma:
From August 5-7, there will be no sales tax on up to $100 spent on clothing.

South Carolina:
From August 5-7, there will be no sales tax on clothing, school supplies and computers.

Tennessee:
From August 5-7, there will be no sales tax on up to $100 spent on clothing, $100 on school supplies and $1,500 on computers.

Texas:
From August 19-21, there will be no sales tax on up to $100 spent on clothing, backpacks and school supplies.

Virginia:
From August 5-7, there will be no sales tax on up to $100 spent on clothing and $20 spent on school supplies.

Click here for more details from the Federation of Tax Administrators. Different states have different exemptions.

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