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ajrsmom 08-12-2009 08:25 PM

Tax free shopping weekends
 
TAX FREE SHOPPING WEEKENDS - DID YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT OR WILL YOU BE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF IT?

Tax free weekend is an annual sales tax holiday offered in many states throughout the US.

:walllll: Did you take advantage of the tax free weekend in your area? :cooll:

:daydream: If your weekend hasn't come up yet, do you have plans on purchasing items specifically during this time to save money? :2cents:


Click here to see if your state is participating.

Pag36 08-12-2009 08:37 PM

Tami ours was this past weekend and Stacie and I were out on Friday and Gina and I were out both Sat & Sun. So took advantage of it for sure. Were any school supplies in on your no tax or just clothes? Love these weekends

ajrsmom 08-12-2009 08:43 PM

Yep, school supplies, clothes, computers and certain other items were on sale here tax free last weekend.

We actually bought very little that qualified. I had already purchased 90% of my kids' school clothes, shoes...etc. I was going to buy school supplies but we didn't get an updated list until this past Monday. We'd already bought lunch boxes and back packs, too. Oh well, gotta have them either way.

We didn't have any plans for buying anything big. I sure do wish that I could've afforded a laptop. (One can dream, right?).

It was CRAZY busy in the stores!!!

Bilby 08-12-2009 11:28 PM

Nope sorry couldn't get there in time LOL
That sounds like a good idea though

CalGalInFla 08-13-2009 05:19 AM

Here I am with my dunce cap on again! What is this???

J~

Minny 08-13-2009 05:39 AM

I never heard of it either Jodi. Didn't know there was such a thing, but of course I don't watch that much TV so I hadn't heard of it.

Pag36 08-13-2009 07:32 AM

It is a blessing especially if you have more than one child to buy for.
This is my 3rd year doing it. Gina bought far more than I did of course. But I picked up few items he needed that were not on the tax free list.
Minny it is in the newspaper too as well as TV and word of mouth lol that goes quicker than the other too.And Jodi you are not a dunce so get the hat off it covers up your pretty hair.

Minny 08-13-2009 09:46 AM

I found this on About.com
Unfortunately, the state of Florida will not be offering its usual sales tax free week during 2009. In the past, the sales tax holiday was voted upon in the state legislature, but the measure was not brought up for a vote this year. Should the state of Florida decide to offer a sales tax free week again in 2010, this site will be updated to include those dates.

BuddyBeanieBaby 08-13-2009 11:19 AM

Not available here...

Smiles & Hugs...

HAPPY6 08-13-2009 11:36 AM

I have heard of it but not in my area.

danstigerangel 08-13-2009 12:23 PM

It is not available here either.

madmum 08-13-2009 02:30 PM

Wow that sounds great

We don't have that here, but I think I would make the most of it if we did!!

ajrsmom 08-13-2009 07:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CalGalInFla
Here I am with my dunce cap on again! What is this???

J~

Tax free weekend is an annual sales taxhttp://kona.kontera.com/javascript/l...rey_loader.gif
holiday offered in many states throughout the US.

It's usually hosted on a weekend right before school starts. NC's tax-free days are geared toward school items such as clothes, supplies, computers, shoes...etc. Every state that participates sets their own rules. You don't pay any sales tax on items that qualify. ;)

Many people who are going to be buying big ticket items like computers will wait for this weekend so that they save some money by not paying a large amt. of sales tax.

Vrsherren 08-14-2009 08:13 AM

It sure helps out with school supplies and uniforms! We do have it in TN, and many parents wait to buy the uniforms our schools require. We help out d#1 and the grandkids (4). Makes a big difference since out tax here 9.25% !


Vivian

seleach 08-14-2009 10:09 AM

We don't have that here.

Bernice 08-14-2009 10:51 AM

Our school system started a week and half earlier for to take advantage of the the tax free. I purchased extra items and clothing items that could wait till then

MKS 08-14-2009 11:10 AM

Waiting to buy sock till our tax free weekend next week. It is a good time to get sock & undies that Santa usually puts in stockings at our house.

ajrsmom 08-14-2009 08:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vrsherren
It sure helps out with school supplies and uniforms! We do have it in TN, and many parents wait to buy the uniforms our schools require. We help out d#1 and the grandkids (4). Makes a big difference since out tax here 9.25% !


Vivian

Wow! Your tax rate is high! :(

trekmom 08-16-2009 04:24 PM

no cash to take advantage of it this year, maybe next year.
We also have a tax free weekend for major appliances in Nov (I think) this is a new opportunity
check out www.taxadmin.org for taxfree opportunities in your area

dval 08-17-2009 08:55 PM

RI has never held them. MA has in the past, but not now. I have never bothered going to them. My big ticket purchases have never fallen at the right time for the MA ones in the past. CT has it this week but only on clothing & shoes which is already tax free in RI. At least for now...:lol:

shirl43 08-18-2009 07:16 PM

I don't know if we have it here or not. I do buy for our grandkids that are still in school but if we had it here I wasn't aware of it.

Navy wife in Missipp 08-18-2009 10:20 PM

We were lucky. Mississippi had it one weekend and Tennesse had it the next weekend. Grandaughter is going to U of Sothern Mississippi. We bought a printer, computer paper, and other supplies. Grandaughter bought tops and jeans. (no one should wear a size 0 jeans)

ezlivinginvt 08-19-2009 06:43 AM

We are planning an addition. So we made a list of all the supplies we will be needing and plan to purchase them on the 22nd (vt's day). That will save us big $$$. You figure we had $6000 just in windows! As long as each individual item is less than $2000, it qualifies!

CalGalInFla 08-19-2009 06:46 AM

WOW~! I have got to investigate this. EDIT: Bummer! Nothing in either of my states. Drat. Oh well enjoy the savings everyone.

happymomof4 08-27-2009 10:05 AM

Delaware has no state tax. So if we need something really expensive we will travel to Delaware and buy it there instead of in PA. We are like an hour from the state line.


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