Heading back to school means lots of prep work when it comes to shopping, and it can get pretty pricey. The good news is you can shop with a plan to save, especially when you follow our list of which states offer sales tax holidays to save you even more money!

Every year the Federation of Tax Administrators prepares a list of all sales tax holidays and each state’s restrictions for back to school shopping. From Jul. 20 to Aug. 18, parents can take advantage of shopping tax-free in 16 states on everything you need to get the kiddos prepared for heading back to school.

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Expect to save big on clothing, school supplies, books and computers when you shop the tax-free days below. Each state has their own limits and categories that are eligible for the tax holiday, so read carefully!

Arkansas: Aug. 4-5

What’s eligible:

  • Clothing up to $100
  • School supplies, no limit listed

Connecticut: Aug. 19-25

What’s eligible:

  • Clothing and footwear up to $100

Florida: Aug. 3-5

What’s eligible:

  • Clothing up to $60
  • School supplies up to $15

Iowa: Aug. 3-4

What’s eligible:

  • Clothing up to $100

Maryland: Aug. 12-18

What’s eligible:

  • Clothing and footwear up to $100

Missouri: July 27-28

What’s eligible:

  • Clothing up to $100
  • Computers up to $1,500
  • School supplies up to $50

New Mexico: August 3-5

What’s eligible:

  • Clothing up to $100
  • Computers up to $1,000
  • Computer equipment up to $500
  • School supplies up to $30

Ohio: Aug. 3-5

What’s eligible:

  • Clothing up to $75
  • School supplies up to $20

Oklahoma: Aug. 3-5

What’s eligible:

  • Clothing up to $100

South Carolina: Aug. 3-5

What’s eligible:

  • Clothing
  • School supplies
  • Computers
  • No limits listed

Tennessee: Jul. 27-29

What’s eligible:

  • Clothing and school supplies up to $100
  • Computers up to $1,500

Texas: Aug. 10-12

What’s eligible:

  • Clothing, backpacks and school supplies up to $100

Virginia: Aug. 3-5

What’s eligible:

  • Clothing up to $100
  • School supplies up to $20
  • Energy Star products up to $2,500
  • Hurricane-preparedness items up to $60
  • Generators up to $1,000

Wisconsin: Aug. 1-5

What’s eligible:

  • Clothing and school supplies up to $75
  • Computer supplies up to $250
  • Computers up to $750

Don’t see your state on the list? Every day is a tax “holiday” if you live close enough to sales tax-free states such as Alaska, Delaware Oregon, Montana and New Hampshire!

––Karly Wood

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