Maryland’s Tax Free Week is from Sunday, Aug. 10, through Saturday, Aug. 16. Maryland consumers can save money during this week by not paying Maryland’s 6 percent sales tax on most clothing and shoes priced under $100 when shopping at retailers.
The average family with children in grades K-12 is expected to spend $339.52 on apparel and shoes this year in preparation for sending their children to school, according to the National Retail Federation. Total spending on back-to-school items is expected to reach $26.5 billion, about the same as last year.
Accessory items are not included in the sales tax holiday.
For more information, go online to www.marylandtaxes.com, use e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. or call 1-800-MD-TAXES.