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Back-to-school is right around the corner, and expenses are bound to add up! We took a look at the eleven states we currently are located in and found more than half offer tax-free shopping days in 2015. Save money this school season by checking out each state’s tax-free shopping guidelines below. Don’t live in one these states? Plan a day trip with the family or contact your state legislator for more information about how to make this possible in your community.

All year long
Starting off with big savings all-year-round, the state of Delaware offers tax-free shopping 365 days of the year! Check out Visit Delaware for a round-up of the best outlet centers and malls to take advantage of this ongoing deal.

August 7-16  
Florida offers ten days’ worth of tax-free shopping! Deals include school supplies under $15 per item, clothing, footwear, and certain accessories under $100 per item. The holiday also provides deals for personal computer purchases up to the first $750 spent. Check out Florida Department of Revenue’s website for details and tips on how to make take full advantage of these savings.

August 9-15    
For one week you can purchase certain items tax-free in the state of Maryland. Apparel and footwear under $100 per item qualify for this offer. For a complete list of what is included and excluded in the Maryland Tax-Free Week, check out Comptroller of Maryland for FAQs and other information. Not looking for clothing or footwear? In February, Maryland offers Shop Maryland Energy Tax-Free days by providing savings on Energy Star Products.

August 7-9
2015 marks the first tax-free savings holiday for Ohio. The whole family can take advantage of these savings by purchasing clothing and footwear less than $75 per item. Is someone headed back-to-school? You can purchase school supplies or instructional materials that are under $20 each as a part of this tax-free holiday in Ohio. Learn more about this holiday by checking out Ohio’s Department of Taxation website.

August 7-9   
Tennessee is offering incredible savings on clothing and footwear items each under $100 per item. This state also features school supplies under $100 and computers, for personal use, priced under $1,500 as tax-free. For complete details, visit Tennessee’s Department of Revenue’s website.

August 7-9
Texas is a longtime participant of the sales tax holiday. This state offers tax-free shopping on most clothing items, backpacks, and school supplies priced under $100. The Texas Comptroller outlines details for each category on their website, and for even more savings, check out their Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday, which occurs in May.

August 7-9
Virginia combines savings on both back-to-school and Energy Star Products in a three day tax-free weekend. Like most states, you can purchase clothing and footwear for under $100 per item and schools supplies for under $20 per item tax-free. You can also purchase Energy Star Products, for personal use up to $2,500 or less, tax-free during this time period. Check out the Virginia Department of Taxation’s website for details and information on how you can save on generators and emergency preparedness items.

With back-to-school approaching and fall expenses adding up, this is the perfect time to save on every day and specialty items! We make loans for just about any reason, and work with you to find payment options that fit your budget and needs. Call or stop by your local branch today to see how we can help, or apply now online today!  

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