Beat the Summer Heat! Upcoming Sales Tax Holidays

Just in time for back to school shopping, both Maryland and Virginia are holding sales tax holidays in the month of August. The “Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week” for 2019 is Sunday, August 11 – Saturday, August 17. Virginia is holding its annual sales tax holiday on August 2-4, 2019. Please see below for more details.


  • Dates: August 11-17
  • Items Included:
    • Qualifying apparel and footwear $100 or less, per item, are exempt from the state sales tax.
    • Accessory items are generally not included; however, the first $40 of a backpack/bookbag purchase is also tax-exempt.
    • Full List of Tax-Exempt Items

For more information, visit the Maryland Comptroller’s Tax-Free Week site


  • Dates: August 2-4
  • Items included:
    • Qualified school supplies costing $20 or less per item
    • Qualified clothing and footwear costing $100 or less per item
    • Certain hurricane and emergency preparedness products. Price limits vary by item.
      • Note that this includes some common household items, such as batteries, bottled water, flashlights, duct tape, and smoke/CO detectors.
    • Qualifying EnergyStar and Watersense products costing $2,500 or less per item (purchased for noncommercial home/personal use).

The VA Department of Taxation has provided more information about which items qualify on their website.

Questions? Please reach out to us or 800.899.3633.