Back to School Tax-Free Weekend Shopping Dates By State for 2022

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We have this year’s back-to-school tax-free weekend shopping dates!

It’s that time of year again! Every summer, select states (see the list below) offer Sales Tax “Holiday” weekends, allowing shoppers to do their back-to-school shopping for clothing, footwear, school supplies, computers, and other items without having to pay sales tax. If you live in Florida, you can start saving now through August 7th! There are also a few states with savings this upcoming weekend while other states’ weekends are just around the corner!

Many of the larger online retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, and Target participate in Tax-Free Holidays too, which means that you can do your shopping online without adding sales tax! 🙌


When is tax free weekend? Here’s our list of states offering back to school tax-free weekend shopping dates in 2022:

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Arkansas:

  • Dates: August 6 – 7, 2022
  • Save on: Clothing (up to $100 per item), diapers (up to $100 per item), accessories (up to $50 per item) electronic devices, school & art supplies
  • State Website

Connecticut:

  • Dates: August 21 – 27, 2022
  • Save on: Clothing and footwear (up to $100 per item)
  • State Website

Florida:

  • Dates: July 25 – August 7, 2022
  • Save on: Clothing (up to $100 per item), school supplies (up to $50 per item), learning aids (up to $30 per item), computers and computer-related accessories (up to $1,500 per item)
  • State Website

Illinois:

  • Dates: August 5 – August 14, 2022
  • Save on: Clothing (up to $125 per item), diapers (up to $125), school supplies (select items) & some footwear (up to $125 per item)
  • State Website

Iowa:

  • Dates: August 5 – 6, 2022
  • Save on: Clothing, diapers & footwear (up to $100 per item)
  • State Website

Maryland:

  • Dates: August 14 – 20, 2022
  • Save on: Clothing, diapers, & footwear (up to $100 per item), backpacks & bookbags (up to $40)
  • State Website

Massachusetts:

  • Dates: August 13 – 14, 2022
  • Save on: Purchases of most retail items for personal use up to $2,500
  • State Website

Mississippi:

  • Dates: July 29 – 30, 2022
  • Save on: Clothing, footwear, and school supplies (up to $100 per item)
  • State Website

Missouri:

  • Dates: August 5 – 7, 2022
  • Save on: Clothing (up to $100), computers and computer peripheral devices (up to $1,500), computer software (up to $350), diapers (up to $100), school supplies (up to $50), graphic calculators (up to $150)
  • State Website

New Jersey:

  • Dates: August 27 – September 5, 2022
  • Save on: Certain computers (up to $3,000), school art supplies, school computer supplies (up to $1,000), school instructional materials, school supplies, sport or recreational equipment
  • State Website

New Mexico:

  • Dates: August 5 – 7, 2022
  • Save on: Clothing, diapers & footwear (up to $100 per item), computers (up to $1,000), computer hardware (up to $500), school supplies (up to $30)
  • State Website

Ohio:

  • Dates: August 5 – 7, 2022
  • Save on: Clothing (up to $75 per item), diapers (up to $75 per item), school supplies & instructional materials (up to $20 per item)
  • State Website

Oklahoma:

  • Dates: August 5 – 7, 2022
  • Save on: Clothing, diapers, and footwear (up to $100 per item)
  • State Website

South Carolina:

  • Dates: August 5 – 7, 2022
  • Save on: Clothing & accessories, diapers, footwear, school supplies, computers, software, printers, musical instruments for school, and certain bed and bath supplies
  • State Website

Tennessee:

  • Dates: July 29 – 31, 2022
  • Save on: Clothing (up to $100 per item), diapers (up to $100 per item), art and school supplies (up to $100 per item), computers (up to $1,500)
  • State Website

Texas:

  • Dates: August 5 – 7, 2022
  • Save on: Clothing, backpacks, & school supplies (up to $100 per item)
  • State Website

Virginia:

  • Dates: August 5 – 7, 2022
  • Save on: Clothing (up to $100 per item), footwear (up to $100 per item), diapers (up to $100 per item), school supplies and musical instruments (up to $20 per item)
  • State Website

West Virginia:

  • Dates: August 5 – 8, 2022
  • Save on: Clothing (up to $125 per item), diapers (up to $125 per item), school supplies (up to $50 per item), instructional materials (up to $20 per item), computers & tablets (up to $500), sports equipment (up to $150)
  • State Website

Can’t wait for your state’s back-to-school tax-free weekend? Save money on school supplies now by browsing these deals!


Jessica has an Associates Degree in Business from University of Phoenix and 9 years of writing experience from various deal sites including Hip2Save. Connect with Jessica on LinkedIn


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Comments 15

  1. Amy

    Thanks for the list, now I know which weekend I will request off from work LOL.. Worst days to work retail next to the holiday season.. lol

  2. Ash

    Illinois is having a tax holiday for back-to-school shopping from August 5 through August 15

  3. Deonna

    I live in Oklahoma and I’m very disappointed to see that they’ve only listed clothes and not school supplies. That does not help families as much as it needs to help them.

    • Lola

      At least you get something. Our state doesn’t participate! On top of that they have a huge surplus and just can’t figure out what to do with it 😡.

      • Halloran

        I agree. My state doesn’t offer anything either.

      • BJ

        You must be in Indiana with me.

  4. Deonna

    So what will happen here in Oklahoma is that the struggling families will not be able to take advantage of the tax free clothing they will still have to spend their money on school supplies. You can’t send a kid to school on the first day in nice clothes but they don’t have a pencil or a piece of paper to their name. This is ridiculous that school supplies are not included .

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks, CJ! We’ve added it to the post. 🥰

      • CJ

        Awesome! We’ve never had it before and I used to get jealous when I’d see all of the other states listed each year on here! 🥴. Granted we don’t ever pay tax on clothing or shoes, and I don’t need a new computer, and my kids are all out of school so it probably won’t make much difference to me but it is cool to know we made the cut this year! (My kid in college could use this stuff but it’ll be too late for him, he needs things sooner) 😁

        • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

          Hey CJ! So glad it popped up this year, and we sure appreciate the heads up for your state! Hoping some other readers might find it helpful! 🥰

  5. frecklelily

    Leave it to Florida to offer the tax free days before our county even goes back to school. I have an 8th grader who won’t get her supply list from teachers until August 10th and tax free ends on August 7th.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh darn! You might check out this post – https://hip2save.com/tips/target-school-list-assist/, to see if your kiddo’s school has their list available there. I’ve also had luck searching a district’s website to locate an upcoming year’s school supply list. Hoping this is helpful! 💕

    • Shoppingfan

      Same for us in parts of Texas. Ours is this weekend yet for my kid, we start on 8/18 but I assist with a district that starts on 8/10, the biggest one in the state starts on 8/22! It’s crazy, crazy. One year, I knew my son needed a type of calculator but was told each teacher will request a particular one they like! Well we picked up one tax free & of course, it wasn’t what she wanted so it went back. The one she liked was also over $100 so it didn’t qualify.

    • Amy Knightley

      We also live in florida but go back to school on the 10th..this actually helps us alot in our area! I guess we are pretty fortunate to get a tax free day compared to other states that do not.

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