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Tax Free Week August 16-22

Posted on August 11, 2020 by cthomas


With our normal routines disrupted by the virus, I want to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 16th through Saturday, August 22nd.

Last year, I was part of a contingent of legislators who successfully fought back against attempts by the governor to end the yearly tax break event which benefits so many families.

Tax Free Week was first enacted in 2000 and applies to most clothing and footwear purchases intended for everyday use.

Goods not covered under the program include, but are not limited to clothing or footwear specifically designed for athletic activities, such as football cleats, specialty boots for fishing, hiking, skiing and other activities, as well as wet suits, helmets and headbands, etc., and accessories such as jewelry, handbags, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, watches, etc.

Please consult with your local retailer, or the Department of Revenue Services for a list of qualifying and non-qualifying items.