The glory days of tax-free online shopping may be numbered. But shoppers can still come out on top by simply thinking ahead about when and where to shop.

In many states, sales tax is either reduced or dropped entirely for a couple of days every year. This year, at least 17 states will cut taxes on items like clothing, school supplies and energy-efficient products. The majority of tax holidays occur in August.

Check out our slideshow of sales tax holidays for the remainder of 2012.

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  • Alabama

    <a href="http://www.revenue.alabama.gov/salestax/SalesTaxHol.htm" target="_hplink">August 3 - 5</a> Clothing up to $100 Computers up to $750 School supplies up to $50 Books up to $30

  • Arkansas

    <a href="http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/offices/exciseTax/salesanduse/Pages/taxHoliday.aspx" target="_hplink">August 4 -5</a> Clothing up to $100 School Supplies

  • Connecticut

    <a href="http://www.ct.gov/drs/cwp/view.asp?Q=463054&A=1436" target="_hplink">August 19 - 25</a> Clothing and footwear up to $300

  • Florida

    <a href="http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/tips/pdf/tip12a01-02.pdf" target="_hplink">August 3 - 5</a> School supplies up to $15 Clothing up to $75

  • Georgia

    <a href="https://etax.dor.ga.gov/salestax/bulletins/5-1-12_Sales_Tax_Holiday_IB_05_02_2012.pdf" target="_hplink">August 10 - 11</a> School supplies up to $20 Clothing up to $100 Computer up to $1,000 <a href="https://etax.dor.ga.gov/salestax/bulletins/5-1-12_Sales_Tax_Holiday_IB_05_02_2012.pdf" target="_hplink">October 5 - 7 </a>Energy and water efficient products up to $1,500

  • Iowa

    <a href="http://www.iowaccess.org/tax/educate/holiday1.html" target="_hplink">August 3 - 4</a> Clothing up to $100

  • Louisiana

    Items included and maximum cost: <a href="http://revenue.louisiana.gov/sections/general/hottopics/salestaxholiday.aspx" target="_hplink">August 3 - 4</a> Personal (non-business) purchases up to $2,500 <a href="http://revenue.louisiana.gov/sections/publications/viewrelease.aspx?id=306" target="_hplink">Sept. 7 - 9</a> Firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies

  • Maryland

    <a href="http://www.marylandtaxes.com/ShopMD_2011/default.asp" target="_hplink">August 12 - 18</a> Clothing and footwear up to $100

  • Missouri

    <a href="http://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/school/" target="_hplink">August 3 - 5</a> Clothing up to $100 Computers up to $3,500 School supplies up to $50

  • New Mexico

    <a href="http://www.tax.newmexico.gov/Individuals/Pages/Tax-Holiday.aspx" target="_hplink">August 3 - 5</a> Clothing up to $100 Computers up to $1,000 School supplies up to $15

  • North Carolina

    <a href="http://www.dornc.com/" target="_hplink">November 2 - 4</a> Energy Star products

  • Oklahoma

    <a href="http://www.tax.ok.gov/upmin062311.html" target="_hplink">August 3 - 5</a> Clothing up to $100

  • South Carolina

    <a href="http://www.sctax.org/Tax+Policy/Sales+Tax+Holiday+Information.htm" target="_hplink">August 3 - 5</a> Clothing School supplies Computers Other <a href="http://www.sctax.org/Tax+Policy/Sales+Tax+Holiday+Information.htm" target="_hplink">November 23 - 24</a> Guns Rifles Handguns

  • Tennessee

    <a href="http://tn.gov/revenue/salestaxholiday/" target="_hplink">August 3 - 5</a> Clothing up to $100 School supplies up to $100 Computers up to $1,500

  • Texas

    <a href="http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/tx98_490/tx98_490.html" target="_hplink">August 17 - 19</a> Clothing, backpacks and school supplies up to $100

  • Virginia

    <a href="http://www.tax.virginia.gov/site.cfm?alias=STHoliday" target="_hplink">August 3 - 5</a> Clothing up to $100 School supplies up to $20 <a href="http://www.tax.virginia.gov/site.cfm?alias=STHoliday" target="_hplink">October 5 - 8</a> Energy Star products up to $2,500