I've personally always wondered what the big deal about tax free weekend is. Technically it's just 8% off of the regular price yet people go insane over it. Here's a little secret I've learned from years in sales before I was in radio. The weekend before and the weekend after tax free weekend are WAY better as far as deals go. Most people see "20% OFF" and they don't even blink an eye but actually, 20% off is over double the savings of tax free weekend and the weekend afterwards is a lot less crowded at the stores. However, should you still insist on participating in tax free weekend, here are all the details as well as other helpful links.


Aug. 11 - 13, 2017

This year’s Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 11 - 13. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced less than $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.

Subject to the criteria explained below, all sales of qualifying items made during the holiday period qualify for the exemption, including items sold online, or by telephone or mail. Shoppers can use layaway plans to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.

The Legislature sets the dates for the sales tax holiday.

The “fine print” – important information you should know about this tax-saving event

Clothing and Footwear


School Supplies

Layaways and Rainchecks

Prohibited Advertising

Reporting Requirements for Sellers

Additional Resources