Tax Free Weekend

@cynddvs (2949)
United States
August 7, 2007 9:13am CST
Just this past weekend the state I live in had a tax free weekend for school supplies and clothes. There were tons of things that were tax exempt. Even diapers were tax exempt for the weekend. I was able to take advantage of the weekend and get some clothes, shoes, books and diapers all tax free. This made me very happy considering our tax here is 9.25%. I was able to save a lot of money. Does you state have a tax free weekend for back to school supplies? Do you take advantage of it if you do have a tax free weekend?
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@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
7 Aug 07
It would be really nice if our state would have one. No such luck. Glad you could save some money, it is amazing how much you can save, if you just don't have to pay taxes.
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@cynddvs (2949)
• United States
7 Aug 07
Isn't that the truth. With our taxes being at almost 10% we can save a ton of money when we don't have to pay taxes.
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
7 Aug 07
Wow, you are very fortunate. Our state does not have a tax free weekend. They are out for every penny that they can get! My daughter is leaving for college and needs numerous things...it is becoming quite expensive! Does your state do this every year or was this a first-time thing? That is a very nice thing for your law-makers to do for its citizens!
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@cynddvs (2949)
• United States
7 Aug 07
I think this has been going on for about 3 years now. It's just a once a year thing so the stores are packed all weekend.
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@gardengrrl (1445)
• United States
8 Aug 07
One of the few good things about living in Delaware is, there's no sales tax 24/7. When I lived in Philly, I used to ride down here for my major purchses, computer, stereo, etc. I also would come here sometimes if I had a lot of taxable items to buy, like for parties and such. I have a hard time when I travel to other states, I am out of the habit of adding the extra percents in my head.
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@cynddvs (2949)
• United States
8 Aug 07
Must be nice not having to pay any tax 24/7. You would hate visiting Tennessee. I remember when I was bartending and would have customers from out of ton they would always be floored by our sales tax when they got their bill.
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@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
8 Aug 07
I don't know if we have a tax free weekend here or not. I've never noticed it in the papers or anything, so I'm guessing not. My husband is in the military, though, and we don't have to pay taxes on things we buy at the BX. The BX also price matches anything that is on sale at another store, so we get some really good deals a lot of times anyway. I just wish the BX had pull ups or Easy Ups! lol They just have regular Pampers and Huggies diapers, though. I bet you did save a lot with such a high tax rate. I think ours is 7.25% here. We try not to make big purchases without checking to make sure there is no way we can get the same thing on base.
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@amz4543 (77)
• United States
8 Aug 07
We have tax-free weekend as well. There are so many things that are available to be "non-taxed", so I figured that I wouldn't read the fine print before I went shopping for my new apartment. I knew that it was mainly back to school items that were tax-free so I went to town and started throwing things into my cart. I even found a new desk. (Desk, yes, that reminds me of school) When I started to pay, they told me that furniture wasn't tax-free. I just bought a new desk thinking it was tax free, but nope! I was kind of ill, desks are school supplies!
• United States
8 Aug 07
Yes we do, 6% sales tax here in Georgia. I bought a new computer on Tuseday evening and I had thought of waiting a couple of days for the tax break but as the Compaq computer I bought was on sale when I purchased it I would not have saved very much waiting as it would not have been on sale anymore.
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
8 Aug 07
We have something similar to that but most people don't relize it because it is only one day. And it's in April. We get a tax free day the day taxes are due. So around April 15
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• Philippines
8 Aug 07
hi cynddvs... we dont have that tax free weekend here, but from time to time, malls have like a 3 days sale, happening every other end of the month, i sometimes avail of that opportunity if i can stand the crowded malls..lol it would be nice though to have a tax free weekend, ours is 12% vat,
@gwendovere (1281)
• United States
8 Aug 07
Wow! That's awesome! I don't think we have such a thing here. But my word! Your taxes are painfully high!
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