Like last year, many states are offering Tax Free Days for back to school shoppers. In addition, there are currently 5 states that do not impose sales tax on back to school items.

Here is the current list:


  • Alabama 1st weekend in August. Friday August 5, 2011 - Sunday August 7, 2011- view tax info
  • Alaska- Does not impose sales tax on Back to school Items
  • Connecticut - Sunday, August 21, 2011 through Saturday, August 27, 2011 (1 Week) view tax info
  • Delaware- - Does not impose sales tax on Back to school Items
  • Illinois- date not yet announcedview tax info
  • Iowa - 1st weekend of August. view tax info
  • Louisiana- participated in 2011, but 2012 date not yet announced
  • Maryland - Energy Star Products - February 19, 2011, through February 21, 2011. view tax info
  • Mississippi- participated in 2011, but 2012 date not yet announced
  • Missouri- 1st weekend in August. view tax info
  • Montana- - Does not impose sales tax on Back to school Items
  • New Mexico- 1st weekend of August. view tax info
  • North Carolina- 1st weekend of August view tax info
  • New Hampshire- - Does not impose sales tax on Back to school Items
  • Oklahoma- 1st weekend of August. view tax info
  • Oregon- Does not impose sales tax on Back to school Items
  • South Carolina- 1st weekend of August. view tax info
  • Tennessee- Friday, August 5, 2011 through Sunday, August 7, 2011 view tax info
  • Texas- 3rd weekend of August. Friday, August 19, 2011 through Sunday, August 21, 2011. view tax info
  • Vermont- participated in 2011, but 2012 date not yet announced
  • Virginia- 1st weekend of August. Friday, August 5, 1011 through Sunday, August 7, 2011. view tax info
  • West Virginia- participated in 2011, but 2012 date not yet announced

See Also: 2012 Back to School Bargains