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Tax-Free Shopping Days for 2015

submitted on July 21, 2015 by HouTex in "Sales / Promotions"
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 - 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
* 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%).

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    Posted by Goofy_Girl on July 26, 2015
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    WHAT Question
    I'm surprised Illinois didn't make the list.
    In Cook County, which covered my former residence in the Northwest suburbs and now still covers my new residence on the Lakeshore in South Chicago, THE TAX IS A WHOPPING 9.25%. And, as I'm watching the news, they are considering raising it another 1%...ALL THE WAY TO 10.25% Exclaim

    Either the above info is incorrect, or I guess many other counties in this state have brought Illinois' average state tax down.

    Where's Chicago's tax-free day, d@rn it?😤
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    Posted by djhciskoski on July 26, 2015
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    With the debt Illinois is in now, surely Gov. Rauner won't give any tax breaks!
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    Posted by lootango on July 27, 2015
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    I like the added trivia... very interesting! Mr Green
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    Posted by mdshopper1 on July 27, 2015
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    i am in delaware right now. i LOVE the tanger outlets and i LOVE the no sales tax! i have done some power shopping the last few days....along with working on my tan and enjoying a few happy hours. LOL
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    Posted by CouponNut on August 9, 2015
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    The only tax holiday we have here in CA is holiday weekend where many offer to pay taxes at furniture stores and car dealers. Best time to buy a car or furniture. Smile
    • Goofy_Girl
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      Posted by Goofy_Girl on August 9, 2015 [reply] 0 0
      Awesome! I'm waiting until I move to SoCal to buy a new car (or SUV.)
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      Posted by CouponNut on August 9, 2015
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      It may depended on the county, the vehicle tax free has been offered in Northern California. But I do know that SoCal health insurance is really LOW compared to our NorCal plans. Don't forget the annual pass to Disneyland is such a great deal to locals!

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