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.

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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Alabama:

  • Dates: July 15-17, 2022
  • Save on: Clothing (up to $100 per item), diapers (up to $100 per item), computers (up to $750), school supplies (up to $50 per item), books (up to $30 each)
  • State Website

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), computers (up to $1,500 per item)
  • State Website

Illinois:

  • Dates: August 5 -August 14, 2022
  • Save on: Clothing (up to $125 per item), school supplies (select items) & 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: Potentially August 13-14, 2022 (unconfirmed)
  • 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 (up to $1,500), diapers (up to $100), school supplies (up to $50)
  • 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 equipment (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, footwear, school supplies, computers, software, printers, 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), school supplies (up to $100 per item), computers (up to $1,500)
  • State Website

Texas:

  • Dates: August 5-7, 2022
  • Save on: Clothing, diapers, footwear, backpacks, school supplies, & other items (up to $100 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!


Kara is a writer and photographer from the Midwest. Her creative work has appeared in various publications over the past decade. With a background in finance, she loves to be money-savvy. If she knows of a great deal, you can count on her to tell you!


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Comments 18

  1. Helen Reynolds

    Also Georgia
    During the July 30-31 sales tax holiday, the following items will be exempt: Clothing (including footwear) with a sales price of $100.00 or less per item. The exemption excludes clothing accessories such as jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, eyewear, watches, and watchbands.

  2. Christone4

    The link to Missouri DOR says the 6-8. You may want to update 😁thanks for posting!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! Thank YOU for catching that! It has been updated.

  3. alh071

    Gotta love New Hampshire! Tax free shopping all year.

  4. Ad

    Why not all state have tax-free day?

  5. Lisa

    Luckily I live in a tax free every day state. School starts Monday 😂

    • ToriSC

      Eeek Our school hasn’t even ended yet for the year.

  6. Amy ☆

    How does this work? I went to Target and they still charged me today.

    • Amy ☆

      This was in Austin,TX

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      In Texas it started today on these types of items: Clothing, diapers, footwear, backpacks, school supplies, & other items (up to $100 per item). Are you sure you weren’t charged tax on items not included?

      • Susan Wollenberg

        Same happened to my daughter in San Antonio. She bought clothes in women’s dept. Manager told her that only kids/junior/infant clothes qualify. That is totally WRONG! The Comptroller’s list says NOTHING about size or dept. It says Pants are exempt. It says Blouses are exempt. My Walmart receipt shows LADIES clothes and i was not charged tax. My daughter called Target corporate and they are issuing her the tax amount as a gift card digitally.

  7. 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

  8. Elizabeth

    Thanks allot new york

  9. Ash

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

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing, Ash!

  10. SoCalLemon

    Stetson looks thrilled with his purchases…a fun holiday weekend of coloring he’ll have!!! LOL!

  11. tinaadnan

    Is this in new york too?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I researched, and New York does not currently have any scheduled sale tax holidays.😭

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