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Back to School season is approaching, and we want to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all the dedicated teachers who play a vital role in shaping young minds. 

With the upcoming school year approaching, teachers, students, and families across the country are getting ready to purchase school supplies such as books, binders, pens, and pencils. 

The good news is, to alleviate the financial burden, several states are offering sales tax holidays for school supplies. During these tax holidays, states temporarily remove sales tax on specific items up to a certain amount of money.

To make your back-to-school preparations easier and more affordable, we’ve put together a chart of all the states offering sales tax breaks on back to school supplies, plus compiled all the exclusive teacher discounts and deals we could find so you can save twice- just for you!

  1. Online Deals
  2. Retail Deals

States That Offer Sales Tax Holidays, Plus Spending Limits

A sales tax holiday can save you quite a bit of money if you know when they are and how it works.

What are sales tax holidays?

Sales tax holidays take place throughout the year and cover various ‘categories’ like back-to-school, emergency and weather-preparedness, and energy-saving appliances.

Some states implement sales tax holidays as a way to provide financial relief to families, but also to stimulate consumer spending and support specific industries during crucial times of the year.

Back to School Sales Tax Holidays, By State

StateTax-Free Spending LimitsSales Tax Holiday Dates
AlabamaNo limitJuly 21-23
FloridaUp to $1,500 (computers)July 24-August 6
MississippiNo limitJuly 28-29
TennesseeUp to $1,500 (computers)July 28-30
IowaN/AAugust 4-5
OhioN/AAugust 4-6
OklahomaN/AAugust 4-6
MissouriN/AAugust 4-6
ArkansasNo limitAugust 5-6
West VirginiaN/AAugust 4-7
South CarolinaN/AAugust 4-6
New MexicoN/AAugust 4-6
TexasN/AAugust 11-13
MassachusettsN/AAugust 12-13
MarylandN/AAugust 13-19
ConnecticutN/AAugust 20-26
New JerseyUp to $3,000 (computers)August 26-September 4
To learn more about each state’s sales tax breaks, click on a state.

Online Deals

AmazonUp to 41%-53% off back-to-school supplies
Up to 35% off clothing
Additional 20% off for Amazon Prime members on school supply orders over $50
Dollar General$2 off any qualifying school supplies purchase of $10 or more through DG Digital Coupon
Savings available through DG Digital Coupons

Retail Deals

AppleUp to $150 Apple Gift Card with qualifying purchases
$100 gift card when purchasing an iPad on Apple’s online education store
Best BuyUp to $400 off select laptops, tablets, and more
CostcoDiscounts on electronics and laptops
Dollar TreeOnline deals on school supplies in bulk
Donations to Back-to-School Brigade program
JCPenneyClothing deals under $20
$24.99 off any purchase of $25 or more with JCPenney Rewards
Additional deals for kids and teachers
Kohl’sBack-to-school clothing and dorm essentials on sale
Additional discounts and rewards program
Michaels20% off teacher discount through July 29th
Valid in-store and online on select items
MicrosoftDiscounts on select Surface devices
Discounts on Microsoft 365 Personal and Office 365 Education
Sam’s ClubBack-to-school supplies under $15 and discounts on dorm room essentials
Buy one pair of youth prescription glasses, get one free
StaplesSchool supplies starting from 40 cents
Discounts on laptops and monitors
TargetSchool supplies and accessories starting from 25 cents
Deals for college students and furniture discounts
WalmartBack-to-school deals on school supplies, backpacks, and more

Happy Back to School, Teachers!

Wishing you a successful and fulfilling school year ahead! For more year-round deals, check out our Teacher Appreciation Week post.

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