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Tax Holidays Starting Soon

Written by Nickel - 10 Comments

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Don’t forget… If you live in the following states, your state sales tax holiday is starting this weekend:

Alabama, August 3rd-5th
District of Columbia, August 4th-12th
Georgia, August 2nd-5th
Florida, August 4th-13th
Iowa, August 3rd-4th
Missouri, August 3rd-5th
New Mexico, August 3rd-5th
North Carolina, August 3rd-5th
Oklahoma, August 3rd-5th
South Carolina, August 3rd-5th
Tennessee, August 3rd-5th
Virginia, August 3rd-5th

In contrast, residents of the following states still have a bit of time to get ready for their tax holiday:

Connecticut, August 19th-25th
Texas, August 17th-19th

If you’re lucky enough to live in a state that offers a sales tax holiday, be sure to use it wisely… Don’t go out and buy stuff just because it’s tax free.

For full details: 2007 State Tax Holidays

Published on August 2nd, 2007 - 10 Comments
Filed under: Taxes

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Comments (scroll down to add your own):

  1. Louisiana August 3rd and 4th, state tax holiday!

    Comment by Anonymous — Aug 2nd 2007 @ 9:54 am
  2. What’s the purpose of a sales tax holiday? It perversely provides the least benefit to those who need tax relief the most, and the most benefit to those who need it least.

    Comment by Anonymous — Aug 2nd 2007 @ 10:05 am
  3. Don’t forget that many stores have sales before and after the sales tax holidays. They’re often much better than the sales tax relief.

    Comment by Anonymous — Aug 2nd 2007 @ 10:31 am
  4. Actually, given the regressive nature of a sales tax, I would think that it would provide the most help to those with the least.

    Comment by Nickel — Aug 2nd 2007 @ 10:40 am
  5. MW, why doesn’t it help poor people when things cost less? Doesn’t sales tax hurt those least able to pay?

    Comment by Anonymous — Aug 2nd 2007 @ 1:49 pm
  6. Sales tax holidays — and of course, the comparable sales — are perfect for those who have limited income but still need to buy the necessary back-to-school supplies and clothing for their kids.

    Comment by Anonymous — Aug 2nd 2007 @ 9:39 pm
  7. I love the tax holidays… bought my grill during a tax holiday…

    Comment by Anonymous — Aug 2nd 2007 @ 11:38 pm
  8. Massachusetts is August 11th and 12th…

    I think I might be buying an LCD for the bedroom and will ‘penalize’ myself buy throwing in the tax I would have spent, multiplied by two into our brokerage account.

    Comment by Anonymous — Aug 3rd 2007 @ 11:18 am
  9. Omg…. I never knew that there is one. I should travel to those cities next year since I’m also flying everywhere!

    Comment by Anonymous — Aug 5th 2007 @ 9:08 pm
  10. You forgot Massachusetts, it’s next week-end:
    August 11th and 12th

    Comment by Anonymous — Aug 6th 2007 @ 9:53 am

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