The fall sales tax holiday calendar is starting to fill up.
North Carolina is the latest state to schedule an event that offers consumers relief from its state sales and use tax.
The timing of the event, Nov. 7-9, is especially welcome, since by then the state's tax rate will have increased to
As in many other states, this new North Carolina tax holiday is an add-on. The Tar Heel State held its back-to-school event earlier this month.
And as in some other locales, this holiday was created to encourage the purchase of energy-efficient appliances.
Below are the states, listed alphabetically, that are holding tax-free holidays in the coming months.Click the state name (or additional link) for more information from the state's official revenue office.
|District of Columbia||Nov. 21 - Dec. 7||Second round of savings on School supplies, clothing, accessory items and shoes ($100 or less)|
|Energy- and water-efficient products (tax officials say that as the event nears, details will be posted Georgia Department of Revenue Web site)|
||November 7-9||Energy-efficient clothes washers, freezers, refrigerators, central air conditioners, room air conditioners, air-source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, ceiling fans, dehumidifiers, and programmable thermostats (see page 2 of this PDF document)|
|South Carolina||November 28-29||Handguns, rifles and shotguns|
|Virginia||October 10-13||Energy efficient products priced at $2,500 or less|
|West Virginia||September 1-7||Energy Star residential appliances costing $2,500 or less|