No sales tax on many things in Md. this week

If you still have to finish up your back-to-school shopping or just needs some new clothes, this is the week to shop in Maryland.

Maryland’s tax-free holiday runs until Saturday, Aug. 17. Items that are exempt from sales taxes are mostly clothing and footwear that are sold for $100 or less.

Backpacks and bookbags are tax exempt if they are sold for $40 or less. However, if they cost more than that, the first $40 is tax exempt. Find the full list here.

Buying something online or putting something on layaway? Find out if your transaction is exempt or not.

D.C. did away with its tax-free holidays in 2010 amid the fallout from the Great Recession. Virginia’s holiday was in early August.

Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She has a master’s degree in interactive journalism from American University and a master’s degree in English Literature from The George Washington University.

This article was written by WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters and republished with permission. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today.

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