WASHINGTON — Looking to make some new purchases soon? If you live in Maryland, or missed tax-free weekend in Virginia, you're in luck.
Also known as "sales tax holidays", the tax-free weekends and weeks are annual events that allow customers to make specific purchases without having to pay state -- and occassionally local -- sales taxes.
For Maryland, that tax-free week begins Sunday, August 9 and will last through August 15. In Virginia, tax-free weekend kicked off August 7-9, letting customers purchase certain items free of Virginia’s state and local tax, as well as any other various regional taxes being waived.
During Maryland's tax-free week, customers can purchase anything from bathing suits and clothes to certain household supplies, all exempt from Maryland's 6% state sales tax if the purchase is under $100.
Other items available for purchase include diapers and work and school items, and the first $40 off a backpack/book bag. Handbags, jewelry, and watches are all excluded.
With social distancing efforts still very much in place, tax-free items aren't just limited to in-store items. They can also be applied to purchases online.
Read the full list of taxable and exempt items you can purchase during tax-free week here.