While there’s still some uncertainties about school this year – in person, remote learning, or a hybrid model – your kids still need school supplies. After all, you’ll want to make the school year as normal as possible for your students. So, be sure to take advantage of saving some money on clothing and school supplies.
Each state has designated days for tax-free shopping, and each has its own criteria for shopping. Typically, you can get clothes, supplies, backpacks, crayons, pencils, pens, erasers, lunch boxes, paper, notebooks, and in some cases, computers – and pay no sales tax!
Here are the tax-free weekends for your state:
- Alabama – July 17 – 19
- Arkansas – August 1 – 2
- Georgia – No sales tax holiday
- Illinois – No sales tax holiday
- Indiana – No sales tax holiday
- Iowa – August 7 – 8
- Kentucky – No sales tax holiday
- Mississippi – July 31 – August 1, August 28 – 30
- Missouri – August 7 – 9
- Oklahoma – August 7 – 9
- Tennessee – July 24 – 26
- Texas – August 7 – 9
Also, check the list of requirements for your child’s grade level. Consider shopping online – staying safe and avoiding long lines, not to mention having your items delivered directly to your door.
Your shopping list could look different this year
For starters, you’ll want to stock up on hand sanitizers and cleaning wipes. If your kids do go to school, they may not be using their lockers, so they’ll need a good backpack to carry their books and supplies.
Before you head to the store or website, check your supplies at home from your remote learning earlier this year. You may already have some of the necessary items such as pencils, paper, folders, notebooks, and scissors. If your kids have online classes, your kids won’t need as many new shoes, pants, or shirts.
Mask up, kids!
If your kids go to school, they’ll need more than one mask. Let’s face it, your kids will lose them, and they’ll get dirty. So, let your kids make some no-sew fun masks to show off their personality.
Yes, it’s going to be different this year, so be ready for changes, but do save money by shopping during your state’s tax-free weekend.