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A Tax-Free "Holiday"? Here’s How to Shop for Supplies With No Sales Taxes

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With  painfully cutting into our budgets, saving even just a couple bucks on items such as  could feel like getting something for nothing. 

If you’re always hunting for a discount, or just looking for different ways to , find out if your state is offering a tax-free period this summer. Also known as sales tax holidays, these weekend or week-long events eliminate or reduce state, and sometimes local, sales tax from certain back-to school categories and beyond. This year’s list of items include books, computers, clothing and athletic gear, with 18 states participating (not counting the five states that never charge sales tax).

Check out the map below to find out if your state participates in a sales tax holiday in July or August, when it’s happening and what items are tax-free.