Every 2023 Tax-Free Weekend for Back-to-School Shopping

Does your state have a sales tax holiday for back-to-school shopping this summer? Find out when — and what — you can buy tax-free.

Yellow backpack filled with school supplies for back to school sales tax holiday
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This list includes every back-to-school sales tax holiday this summer, from July 27, 2023, through the end of August. Rules for tax-free shopping can vary from state to state. So, just because something is tax-exempt in one state doesn’t mean it will be in another. Knowing the rules before you shop can help you save the most money. 

[Sales tax rates are based on data from the Tax Foundation and are accurate as of January 2023. The average combined sales tax rate listed for each tax holiday is the average of the statewide sales tax rate and local tax rates within the state.] 

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Katelyn Washington
Former Tax Writer

Katelyn has more than 6 years of experience working in tax and finance. While she specialized in tax content while working at Kiplinger from 2023 to 2024, Katelyn has also written for digital publications on topics including insurance, retirement, and financial planning and had financial advice commissioned by national print publications. She believes knowledge is the key to success and enjoys providing content that educates and informs.