Tax-free week begins Sunday in Maryland

Maryland tax-free week began today. The second Sunday of August to the following Saturday is designated as Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week each year. That means qualifying apparel and footwear $100 or less, per item, are exempt from the state sales tax. Accessory items are not included. The tax-free week for 2013 will occur Sunday, August 11, through Saturday, August 17.


The following is a list of frequently asked questions about tax-free week provided by the Office of Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot:

What items will be eligible for tax-free purchase during Shop Maryland week?

Clothing and footwear are eligible; a few examples of tax-free clothing and footwear items are

sweaters, shirts, slacks, jeans, dresses, robes, underwear, belts, shoes, and boots priced at $100

or less. A more detailed list is available on the Comptroller’s Web site and in taxpayer service

offices throughout Maryland.

Are school supplies or any other items eligible for tax-free purchase during the tax-free period?

No, the Maryland General Assembly only designated clothing and footwear as eligible items

for this August tax-free period. The legislature has not provided for any other items to be eligible for

tax-free purchase during this period.

If I do not sell clothing and footwear that is priced at $100 or less and eligible for tax-free


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