Apple, pile of books and pencils

 

Tax-free weekend is days away, and just in time for back-to-school shopping. Are you ready?

 

This year’s Sales Tax Holiday will happen Friday, August 10, through midnight Sunday, August 12. But remember, the tax exemption is only available on certain items under $100.

 

Office and school supplies arranged on wooden table - Knolling

 

Tax-free items include: 

• School supplies
• Art supplies
• School instructional materials
• Clothing and footwear less than $100 per item
• Backpacks

Keep in mind that computers and software are not exempt.

 

Asian hipster woman shopping for clothes inside a clothing store

 

The best ways to save money on tax-free weekend:

• Planning ahead
• Making a list of items you need
• Looking for the best sales in your area
• Checking for coupons (printable or online)
• Maximizing price matching if a store offers that.

 

Good luck and happy shopping!

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