IOWA, USA — Shoppers who buy in Iowa during the first weekend of August 2021 could save some money, as the state observes its yearly "Sales Tax Holiday."
Purchases in Iowa carry a 6% sales tax. On Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, select footwear and clothing may be bought tax free.
Here are some details you need to know:
- Each article of clothing or footwear purchased must be under $100 to be sold tax free
- You can purchase multiple items tax free, as long as they each cost less than $100 apiece
- The tax-free holiday does not include accessories like watches or jewelry
- Open businesses have to participate
- Online or mail order sales do apply, as long as they are paid for during the sales tax holiday
The tax free holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and ends at midnight Saturday; it does not include Sunday.
Illinois does not have a tax-free weekend. Other states that hold these tax-free weekends include: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
There is no state sales tax in Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, or Oregon.