tax holiday 2015

The Virginia legislation consolidating three tax-free periods into one August weekend takes effect on July 1, 2015. Since it predates that, the Virginia sales tax holiday for hurricane preparedness supplies will take place in May this year. In subsequent years, it will occur in August.

At least seventeen states offered more than 25 sales tax holidays in 2014. In 2015, there could be even more.

The following sales tax holidays are confirmed for 2015:

  • Alabama:
    • Severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday, February 20-22.
    • Back-to-school sales tax holiday, August 7-9.
  • Arkansas:
    • Back-to-school sales tax holiday, August 1-2.
  • Georgia:
    • Clothing and footwear, school supplies, certain computers, July 31-August 1.
    • Certain energy efficient products, October 2-4. See 2014-2015 Sales Tax Holidays.
  • Iowa:
    • Clothing and footwear, August 7-8.
  • Louisiana
    • Hurricane preparedness, May 30-31.
    • Annual sales tax holiday, August 7-8.
    • Second Amendment sales tax holiday, September 4-6.
  •  Maryland:
    • Energy Star-labeled energy efficient products, February 14-16.
    • Shop Maryland tax-free Week for clothing and footwear, August 9-15.
  • Mississippi:
    • Clothing and footwear, July 31-August 1.
  • Missouri:
    • Show-Me Green sales tax holiday for energy efficient products, April 19-25.
    • Back to school sales tax holiday, August 1-2.
  • Puerto Rico:
    • School supplies and school uniforms, January 16-17.
  • South Carolina:
    • Clothing, footwear, and certain home and school supplies, August 7-9.
  • Tennessee:
    • School supplies, clothing and computers, August 7 -9.
  • Texas:
    • Sales tax holiday for Energy Star-labeled energy efficient products, May 23-25.
    • Clothing, footwear and school supplies, August 7-9.
  • Virginia:
    • Sales tax holiday for hurricane preparedness supplies, May 25-31.
    • Two sales tax holidays take place August 7-9: a back-to-school sales tax holiday for certain school supplies, clothing and footwear and a sales tax holiday for Energy Star and WaterSense-labeled energy efficient products.

The following states offered sales tax holidays in 2014 but the state departments of revenue have not yet confirmed or announced dates for 2015 tax-free periods. tax holiday 2015 is this year.

  • Connecticut has provided an annual tax-free period for clothing for more than a decade.
  • Florida: HB 5601 created three sales tax holidays in 2014. It is unclear whether or not Florida will provide any sales tax holidays in 2015.
  • Massachusetts has offered a sales tax holiday in August for years; and yet lawmakers agreed to the 2014 holiday as a “one-time event.”
  • Mississippi: State statute provides for a Second Amendment sales tax holiday the first Friday through Sunday in September.
  • New Mexico: State law provides for a gross receipts tax holiday the first Friday through Sunday in August.
  • Ohio: A sales tax holiday for clothing and school supplies has been proposed.
  • Oklahoma: State law provides a sales tax holiday for clothing and footwear the first Friday through Sunday in August.
  • Tennessee: A Second Amendment sales tax holiday for hunting supplies is proposed inSB 206, introduced in March 2015.
  • Texas: Two sales tax holidays for firearms and hunting supplies are proposed in HB 849, introduced in March 2015.

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