Maryland tax free shopping week 2020 is August 9-15, 2020.

What is Tax Free Shopping Week?

Tax Free Shopping week means that qualifying clothes and shoes under $100 each will not have the regular 6% sales tax added to the purchase during the tax free shopping time period. In 2020, the state added the first $40 of any backpack purchase is also tax free. (Backpacks used to be excluded from the tax free week special.)

This means you can buy any number of qualifying individual items under $100 Рthere is no limit!

The tax exemption does not include accessories such as scarves, and headbands, or items designed specifically for safety, such as pads, helmets and equipment. Those items would still be taxable.

The Maryland Comptroller’s website has a very comprehensive¬†list¬†of what is included in the exemption vs what is still taxable during this time period.

Here are some examples: Athletic socks – Exempt. Helmets – Still have to pay taxes. Caps and hats – Exempt. Head bands, purses, earrings – Still taxable.

So, if you have need for new clothes, August 9-15, 2020 is a great time to shop in Maryland!

Tax Free Shopping in Maryland begins on the second Sunday of each August and runs to the following Saturday, per legislation that was passed in 2007.

Support your Maryland stores August 9-15, 2020, and save some money, too!