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This Weekend’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holidays

  • Jul 31, 2015 | Gail Cole

 Why go to the beach when you can shop tax-free?

Three states have sales tax holidays this weekend. Is your business prepared for them?

Clothing, footwear, school supplies and certain computers are tax-free in Georgia today and tomorrow, July 31 - August 1. More information.

Clothing and footwear is also tax-free in Mississippi, July 31 and August 1. Additional information.

During the Arkansas Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, August 1-2, eligible clothing and school supplies are exempt from sales tax. Learn more.

Approximately 17 states are offering dozens of sales tax holidays in 2015. Businesses selling qualifying items need to be especially vigilant during these times, lest a sales tax holiday become a sales tax compliance nightmare.

The best way to prepare for state sales tax holidays? Implement automated sales tax Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).


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.