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2015 Sales Tax Holidays


Last updated 1.7.2016

The Virginia legislation consolidating three tax-free periods into one August weekend takes effect on July 1, 2015. Since it predates that, the Virginia sales tax holiday for hurricane preparedness supplies will take place in May this year. In subsequent years, it will occur in August.

At least seventeen states offered more than 25 sales tax holidays in 2014. In 2015, there could be even more.

The following sales tax holidays are confirmed for 2015:

The following states have proposed new sales tax holidays:

  • Tennessee: A Second Amendment sales tax holiday for hunting supplies was proposed in SB 206, introduced in March 2015. It failed.
  • Texas: Two sales tax holidays for firearms and hunting supplies are proposed in 2015: SB 228 and HB 849. Consideration of both bills has stalled.

Temporary tax-free periods can hugely impact businesses that sell affected items. Read Amazon's take on sales tax holidays.

Find accurate tax rates for all localities with this free sales tax rate map.


Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
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.