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Tax-Free Periods, Spring 2015


 No sales tax is collected on qualifying items during sales tax holidays.

Several states are providing tax-free periods for specific items this spring.

The 2015 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday runs Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31. The first $1,500 of the purchase price of numerous hurricane preparedness items will be exempt from the state sales tax. Local sales taxes may or may not apply. Additional information.

The Texas Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday takes place over Memorial Day Weekend, May 23 – May 25. Select products marked with the Energy Star label will be exempt from Texas state and local sales and use taxes. The tax-free period applies to qualifying Internet and catalog sales as well. Additional information.

The Virginia Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday starts on Memorial Day (May 25) and concludes the following Sunday (May 31). During the tax-free period, many items considered that are helpful for hurricane preparedness will be exempt from Virginia sales tax. Additional information.

Retailers can simplify tax management during sales tax holidays by implementing automated sales tax Software-as-a-Service. Learn more.

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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.