Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week Starts Today (August 9-15)

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week Starts Today (August 9-15)

Any single qualifying article of clothing or footwear priced $100 or less – regardless of how many items are purchased at the same time – will be exempt from the state’s six percent sales tax. The first $40 of any backpack purchase is also tax free.

“This is one of my favorite weeks of the year because it’s a win for shoppers and businesses, while jolting Maryland’s economy during the slow summer months,” said Comptroller Franchot.

“This year more than ever, it’s critical to shop local to support the small retailers who are going above and beyond to continue paying employees, creating a safe environment for customers and finding new ways to sell their products during a global pandemic.”

This is a list of taxable and exempt items and a list of frequently asked questions.

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