It’s tax-free weekend! Beginning today through Sunday, you don’t have to pay taxes on many items such as school supplies and clothes.
Supplies: Binders; book bags; calculators; cellophane tape; blackboard chalk; compasses; composition books; crayons; erasers; folders — expandable, pocket, plastic and manila; glue; highlighters; index cards; index card boxes; legal pads; lunch boxes; markers (including dry-erase markers); notebooks; paper; pencil boxes and other school supply boxes; pencil sharpeners; pencils; pens; protractors; rulers; scissors; writing tablets
Clothing: Most clothing; socks; most shoes; ties; coats; pajamas; swimsuits; uniforms; underwear; sports jerseys; sports hats
Others: Adult and baby diapers
What’s not tax-free: Sports shoes like cleats or fishing boots; sports equipment; sports clothing except jerseys; fabric, buttons and zippers; accessories; purses; luggage; wallets; any item more than $100
Here’s our tax-free weekend tips:
Go early in the morning before the rest of the world is awake.
Go late at night without kids, when kids are asleep.
Pace yourself. Don’t try to do every store in one day.
Think about if the 8.25 percent your saving is worth fighting the crowds.