Sales-Tax Holidays Coming

Mark these days on your calendar to avoid taxes on back-to-school items.

For most of you it probably seems too soon to start thinking about back-to-school shopping. But in just a few weeks several states will be offering their annual sales-tax holidays on purchases of clothing, school supplies or computers. Shopping on these days can be a good way to save a little money.

Mississippi has a sales-tax holiday the last two days of July. Fifteen states will exempt back-to-school purchases from sales tax on certain days in August. Georgia canceled its sales-tax holiday this year because of its budget deficit.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor,

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.