The second Sunday of August to the following Saturday is designated as Shop Maryland tax-free Week each year. That means qualifying apparel and footwear $100 or less, per item, are exempt from the state sales tax. Accessory items are not included. The Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week for 2014 is Sunday, August 10 - Saturday, August 16.
Additionally, there is a tax-free three-day weekend every February during which the state sales tax will not apply to the sale of any Energy Star Product listed below, or solar water heater.
Energy Star Product means an air conditioner, clothes washer or dryer, furnace, heat pump, standard size refrigerator, compact fluorescent light bulb, light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs, dehumidifier, or programmable thermostat that has been designated as meeting or exceeding the applicable Energy Star Efficiency requirements developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
CLICK HERE for Maryland Tax Free Week Facts
CLICK HERE for more information about Shop Maryland Tax Free Week.
Free Tax Free Tips:
1. Plan Ahead
Plan major purchases around your state's tax free weekend event. For example, if your state allows you to purchase school supplies, clothing, and shoes tax-free during the first weekend of August each year, use that time to purchase not just what you need right then, but what your children will need over the next several months.
2. Compare Prices
Use the sales circulars in your Sunday paper to compare prices on the items you wish to buy. In addition, visit the web sites of several stores where you usually shop. For example, if you tend to buy your kids' jeans at Old Navy or The Children's Place, visit their web sites during tax free week to find out which store is offering the better deal. Do the same for items such as school supplies, computers, and even sneakers.
3. Use Coupons to Take Advantage of Special Deals
Some states will not allow consumers to use coupons during a sales tax holiday. Visit your state's tax free weekend event web page to learn about the rules that apply in your area. Even if coupons are not permitted, though, pay attention to your local stores' advertisements for "Early Bird" shopping hours and special deals that can add to your savings during tax free weekend.
from blogger: Baltimore and Arundel County Experience:
4. Hotels offer free Gift Cards to area Malls - Free money to do some shopping AND enjoy a Staycation at the same time:
White Marsh Maryland:
Fairfield Inn & Suites White Marsh
Hampton Inn & Suites Arundel Mills/Baltimore7027 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover MD 21076
Enjoy free hot buffet breakfast and WiFi- Complimentary Shuttle to Arundel Mills Mall and Maryland LIVE! Casino.
Click Here to make your reservations or call (410) 540-9225
Residence Inn Arundel Mills BWI Airport7035 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover MD 21076
Enjoy a Suite, free hot buffet breakfast and WiFi. Scheduled Evening Reception- Complimentary Shuttle to Arundel Mills Mall and Maryland LIVE! Casino. Arundel Mills Experience Package includes Discount Coupons to Arundel Mills Mall.
Click Here to make your reservation or call (410) 799-7332
SpringHill Suites Arundel Mills BWI Airport7544 Teague Road, Hanover MD 21076
Enjoy a Suite, free hot buffet breakfast and WiFi. Complimentary Shuttle to Arundel Mills Mall and Maryland LIVE! Casino. Arundel Mills Experience Package includes Discount Coupons to Arundel Mills Mall
Click Here to make your reservation or call (410) 799-7100