Get ready to shop for back-to-school supplies; Virginia and Maryland both have sales tax holidays in August.
When is Tax-Free Week in Maryland?
Maryland’s tax-free week is Aug. 14-20.
Maryland’s tax holiday includes in-store purchases and online sales that are paid for and delivered to the customer during the week. Purchases eligible to be tax-free include clothing and footwear priced at $100 or less, as well as the first $40 spent on backpacks.
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Which Items Are Eligible During the Sales Tax Holiday?
For more information on the Maryland Tax-Free Week, visit the FAQ page.
Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia local news, events and information
For a full list of items eligible during the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday, visit the Virginia Tax website.
If you're wondering about D.C., it no longer holds a tax-free weekend. Legislation was enacted in 2019 that repealed the city's sales tax holidays.
When is Tax-Free Weekend in Virginia?
Virginia’s three-day sales tax holiday has ended. It happened Aug. 5-7.
According to a Virginia Department of Taxation video, a sales tax holiday is “a period of time where you can buy certain products without paying any Virginia sales tax on those items.”
The Virginia holiday was available for in-store and online shopping. It can also save shoppers between 5.3% to 7% on purchases, according to the video.
During Virginia's holiday, there are three categories of items that qualify: school supplies, clothing and footwear; hurricane and emergency preparedness products; and Energy Star and WaterSense products.