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Tax holidays this weekend (and beyond) in Connecticut, Florida & Massachusetts

Tax holidays continue this month, with three states' no-sales-tax days beginning this weekend.

Florida reinstated its fall back-to-school tax holiday this year, but for the upcoming Friday through Sunday only.

Massachusetts lawmakers took their sweet time, but were able to sneak in a holiday for this coming weekend.

And Connecticut's seven-day tax holiday begins on Sunday.

You'll find more info and links to the official state sales tax holiday Web pages in the table below.

 State Dates Items
Aug. 15-21

Clothing and footwear,
$300 or less
Full product listing

Aug. 13-15
Clothing, footwear and accessories, $50 or less;
Books, $50 or less;
School supplies, $10 or less
Full product listing

Aug. 14-15
Most items that cost
$2,500 or less
Full product listing

Still going on or coming soon: In addition, a couple of tax holidays that began earlier this month are continuing for a few more days.

In Illinois, shoppers don't have to pay sales tax on clothing and footwear items costing $100 or less each or on any school supplies as long as they are purchased by midnight Sunday, Aug. 15.

You can find more info on exactly what qualifies for the Illinois sales tax break at the state's special Web page.

Maryland's tax holiday, during which apparel and shoes priced at $100 or less each, runs through continues through Saturday, Aug. 14. Specific info is available at the Old Line State's sales tax holiday Web page.

And here in my home state, Texas shoppers will be able to escape paying state and local sales taxes on clothing, footwear and school supplies by shopping between Aug. 20 and Aug. 22.

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