Tax-Free Holiday in 12 States! (Do you live in one of these states??)

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Twelve states are having a sales-tax holiday for school supplies on certain dates in August. The states typically define school supplies as “any items normally used by students in a standard classroom for educational purposes.”  We are, therefore, limiting our exemptions per the state statute based on item description and price. The following chart shows the basic of the tax holiday per state and this spreadsheet lists the applicable items from the 2015-2016 annual catalog. Please pay particular attention to the dates; all orders have to be entered in the system within each date range–no exceptions–per state statute.

(Be sure to click the word “spreadsheet” that is highlighted above and an excel spreadsheet will open up with the items that are tax free! (adhesives, scissors and some basic supplies).

 

State

Days Items Included (max. cost) 2015 Dates Information
Alabama 3 Clothing ($100); Computers ($750); School supplies ($50); Books ($30) August 7-9  http://www.revenue.alabama.gov
Arkansas 2 Clothing ($100); School supplies August 1-2  http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov
Florida 10 School supplies; Clothing ($100); Supplies ($15); Computers ($750) August 7-16  http://dor.myflorida.com
Georgia 2 School supplies; Clothing ($100); Supplies ($20); Computers ($1,000) July 31-August 1  http://dor.georgia.gov
Louisiana 2 All TPP ($2,500) August 7-8  http://www.revenue.louisiana.gov
Missouri 3 Clothing ($100); Computers ($3,500); School supplies ($50) August 7-9  http://dor.mo.gov
New Mexico 3 Clothing ($100); Computers ($1,000); Computer equipment ($500); School supplies ($30) August 7-9  http://www.tax.newmexico.gov
 Ohio  3 Clothing ($75); School supplies ($20); Instructional material ($20) August 7-9  http://www.tax.ohio.gov
South Carolina 3 Clothing; School supplies; Computers; Other August 7-9  http://www.sctax.org
Tennessee 3 Clothing ($100); School supplies ($100); Computers ($1,500) August 7-9  http://tn.gov/revenue
Texas 3 Clothing ($100); Backpacks and School supplies ($100) August 7-9  http://www.comptroller.texas.gov
Virginia 3 Clothing ($100); School supplies ($20) August 7-9  http://www.tax.virginia.gov

 

 

 

 

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There are 12 states having a sales-tax holiday for school supplies in the month of August. The dates are included in the table below. Each state has specific rules they consider to be school supplies–this may be by description or by price. The table below shows the items that are included per state statute definitions. The list of items below will be state tax-free during the holiday period. Please note that you must place your order during the tax holiday period (which is midnight on the first day to midnight on the last day of the tax holiday) in order to receive these items tax-free . Also, keep in mind that this is a state sales-tax holiday and may not apply to additional county, city, and special-jurisdiction taxes.
States New this yr
Number Description Price AL AR FL GA LA MO NM OH SC TN TX VA
Holiday Dates Midnight to Midnight Aug 7-9 Aug 1-2 Aug 7-16 July 31-Aug 1 Aug 7-8 Aug 7-9 Aug 7-9 Aug 7-9 Aug 7-9 Aug 7-9 Aug 7-9 Aug 7-9
Exemption Limits each line item on the order can not exceed $50 per item no $ limit $15 per item $20 per item no $ limit $50 per purchase $30 per item $20 per item no $ limit $100 per item $100 per item $20 per item
100425 2-Way Glue Pen    4.50 X X X X X X X X X X X X
104332 SNAIL Adhesive    7.00 X X X X X X X X X X X X
104331 SNAIL Adhesive Refill    4.50 X X X X X X X X X X X X
129026 Fast Fuse Adhesive   10.00 X X X X X X X X X X X X
129027 Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill    7.50 X X X X X X X X X X X X
130654 Stampin’ Glue Sticks    4.00 X X X X X X X X X X X X
101055 Crystal Effects    6.25 X X X X X X X X X X X X
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals    4.00 X X X X X X X X X X X X
103683 Mini Glue Dots    5.25 X X X X X X X X X X X X
110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue    4.00 X X X X X X X X X X X X
130148 Grid Paper   11.00 X X X X X X X X X X X X
108360 Craft Scissors   30.00 X X X X X X X X
103579 Paper Snips   10.00 X X X X X X X X X X X X
133325 Fringe Scissors   10.00 X X X X X X X X X X X X
134363 1/16″ Circle Punch    9.00 X X X X X X X X X X X X
134365 1/8″ Circle Punch    9.00 X X X X X X X X X X X X
134364 1/4″ Circle Punch    9.00 X X X X X X X X X X X X
135304 Project Life Journaling Pens    5.00 X X X X X X X X X X X X
105021 uniball Signo Gel Pen    4.00 X X X X X X X X X X X X
132133 White Stampin’ Chalk Marker    3.50 X X X X X X X X X X X X
102845 Blender Pens   10.00 X X X X X X X X X X X X
various Stampin Write Marker Assortments   29.00 X X X X X X X X
various Stampin’ Write Markers    3.50 X X X X X X X X X X X X
131264 Many Marvelous Markers 110 X X X
Entire Catalog Catalog X X X X

 

 

Well I live in New York, and we are not having any tax- free holidays at this time, but I will keep you posted- you never know!

I really appreciate online orders- if you take advantage of this tax- free holiday or you place an online order in August, using this new hostess code YCQVVKZB  then I will be sending you some hand-stamped cards as my thank you. I’m also starting a new customer loyalty program- will blog about that tomorrow- so stay tuned for more details!

thanks for stopping by today!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use Hostess Code: YCQVVKZB

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~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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