This year’s “tax-free weekend” will be held Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, through Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017.  During this time only, you can buy certain items and not pay any sales or use tax.

During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

  • Clothing priced at $75 per item or less
  • School supplies priced at $20 per item or less
  • School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less.

Items used in a trade or business are not exempt under the sales tax holiday.

Fifteen states are participating tax-free events this summer. Tennessee and Mississippi’s tax-free shopping days have already passed, but along with Ohio this weekend, Virginia, Florida, South Carolina, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Missouri, Louisiana, Iowa, and Arkansas will offer tax-free or reduced-tax shopping deals for certain items.

Texas is participating the following weekend (Aug. 11-13), followed by Maryland during the week of Aug. 13, and Connecticut the week of Aug. 20. Each state will offer some kind of a tax break, but each has its own set of rules governing what is and isn’t possible during tax-free weekend.