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August: Month of Sales Tax Holidays


 Is it Christmas? New Year's Eve? The 4th of July? ... No, it's August, month of Sales Tax Holidays!

It's August, and that means one thing: sales tax holidays.

State department of revenue websites have been busy reminding residents about upcoming sales tax holidays. Most of them take place during the first two weekends in August.

For business owners, that means it's time to prepare to not collect sales tax as usual.

For shoppers, that means it's time to put away sunscreen, sunhats and surfboards. You won't need them. You'll be too busy shopping to swim, surf or sunbathe.

Upcoming sales tax holidays:

Weekend of August 2, 2013

Weekend of August 9

Outright Outliers

Is your business prepared for the upcoming sales tax holiday?

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.