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What is included in a tax-free weekend?

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Typically, during a tax-free holiday, clothing, footwear, computers, school supplies and accessories are all tax-free. The items that fall under the tax-exempt status for the weekend typically differ by state.

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Many states that offer a tax-free holiday do so just before the beginning of the school year so consumers can purchase clothing and computers for school. Some states offer hunting items such as ammunition and firearms as well as hunting supplies. Some states have multiple tax-free weekends in a year, offering items such as appliances, generators, and hurricane preparedness items before the oncoming hurricane season. Dates of tax-free weekends and the types of merchandise differ from state to state.

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