Back-to-School Sales Tax Holidays Return in Many States

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting explores upcoming sales tax holidays

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, many states and localities are debating if they can open schools this fall and how to do so safely. This August, several states are offering sales tax holidays during which state sales tax charges are temporarily waived on back-to-school items and other qualifying products. The savings are open to all consumers, but these temporary tax exemptions only apply to specific items outlined by each state.

State holiday details: Where, when & what

Consumers in some states with tax holidays can take advantage of the sales tax holidays in August regardless of whether their schools open or not.

Upcoming Back-to-school Sales Tax Holidays by state:

Trusted expertise offered on sales tax issues

Mark Luscombe, JD, LL.M, CPA, principal analyst for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting and Carol Kokinis-Graves, JD, attorney and senior state tax analyst for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting who specializes in tracking, analyzing, and reporting issues regarding state and local sales and use taxes, are available to discuss specific sales tax holidays for each state, including:

  • 2020 effective dates
  • Qualifying items (school supplies, clothing, computers, software, etc.)
  • Dollar limits

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