Risk Tip: Tax-Free Weekend 2019 - Laureate Insurance Partners Risk Tip: Tax-Free Weekend 2019 - Laureate Insurance Partners

Key Things to Know about Back to School Tax Free Weekend 2019 

·        It lasts 5 days vs. last year’s 3 days Friday, August 2nd – Tuesday, August 6th  

·         Save at least 6% in state and local taxes on things such as: 

o   Computers up to $1,000 (non-commercial use only) 

o   Shoes for less than $60 

o   Miscellaneous school supplies up to $15 

·        Coupons and other discounts still apply during this holiday 


Primary categories and examples for each are below so you can properly plan out your shopping lists and take advantage of the savings! 


Computers and related accessories 

·        Desktops and laptops or tables 

·        Book readers 

·        Printers and ink cartridges 

·        Headphones and/or earbuds 

·        Routers, scanners and software 


Clothing and accessories 

·        Blouses, shirts, underclothes, etc 

·        Fitness clothing 

·        Backpacks and purses 

·        Shoes 

·        Swimwear 

·        Bicycle helmets (youth) 


School supplies 

·        Paper (includes notebooks, legal pads, construction paper etc) 

·        Writing Utensils (includes pens, pencils, crayons, markers, etc) 

·        Misc. Items such as glue, calculators, rulers, protractors and more 

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