The Tax Free Holidays for 2015 are coming up, usually coinciding with Back-to-School shopping. The eligible items differ by state, and not all states participate. See this link for the alphabetical list by state with details and links to each state page - http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/ra.....liday.html
or the following list sorted by date:
July 31-August 1: Georgia, Mississippi
August 1-2: Arkansas
August 7-8: Iowa, Louisiana
August 7-9: Alabama, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia
August 7-16: Florida
August 9-15: Maryland
August 16-22: Connecticut
Here's an interesting bit of trivia about how tax rates vary between states, from http://taxfoundation.org/artic.....ales-taxes
Oregon, Delaware and New Hampshire are the only three states without either state or local sales taxes.
* The five states with the lowest average combined rates are Alaska (1.69%), Hawaii (4.35%), Wisconsin (5.43%), Wyoming (5.49%), and Maine (5.50%).
* The top five states with the greatest sales tax burden for consumers are Tennessee (9.45%), Arkansas (9.19%), Louisiana (8.89%), Washington (8.88%) and Oklahoma (8.72%).