Maryland Tax Free Week Aug 8 – Aug 14

Contributed By Scott Lipscomb

Shop until you drop this week as Marylanders have a full week to enjoy tax-free shopping during “Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week.”

During this week, apparel and footwear priced at $100 or less is exempt from Maryland’s 6% sales tax.


The first $40 of any backpack or bookbag purchase is also tax-free.

Some of the eligible items that sell for $100 or less include: adult diapers, aerobic clothing, arm warmers, baby clothes, diapers and diaper bags, belts, bowling attire, dry cleaning services, lab coats, lingerie, martial arts attire, pajamas, panty hose, prom dresses, suits, tuxedos (rented or purchased), swim suits and tennis clothes WTOP listed.

“Students who promote their tax-free purchases on social media could win a $1,000 or a $500 scholarship to a Maryland university, college or trade school. Students can apply by emailing a photo or short video (60 seconds or less) that shows their tax-free week purchases and their support of Maryland retailers to shopmdtaxfree@marylandtaxes.gov.”

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