Just in time for back to school shopping, Maryland apparel retailers are beginning a week of tax-free sales. 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 generally not included; however, new for 2017, the first $40 of a backpack/bookbag purchase is also tax-exempt. The Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week for 2017 is Sunday, August 13 – Saturday, August 19.
For more information, visit the Maryland Comptroller’s Tax-Free Week site.
Questions? Contact your Hertzbach Tax Advisor at 410-363-3200 or 800-899-3633. We look forward to speaking with you.