Maryland Tax-Free Week 2023: When is it and what can you buy without tax?

Aug 03, 2023

BALTIMORE — As temperatures rise and kids get ready to go back to school, Maryland’s tax-free week returns this month to help consumers get the clothes and supplies they need.

From August 13 to 19, qualifying clothing and footwear $100 or less will be exempt from the state’s six percent sales tax. Additionally, the first $40 of any backpack purchase will also be tax-free.

The comptroller’s office said these qualify for the promotion:

  • Sweaters
  • Shirts
  • Jeans
  • Dresses
  • Robes
  • Underwear
  • Belts
  • Shoes and boots

Click here for more details on what does and doesn’t qualify as tax-exempt over the week.

The promotion doesn’t just have to be for back-to-school shopping — anyone can take advantage of the deals.

Maryland Comptroller Brooke Lierman noted the promotion could also give a boost to local businesses.

“In addition to saving money by shopping from August 13 to 19, Marylanders can also support our local economy by shopping at a local store,” she said in a statement.” We’re excited to partner with the Maryland Retailers Association and its membership to spread the word about the benefits of shopping at local retailers and receiving those sales tax savings.”

For more information on tax-free week, click here.

You could read more of this CBS News article here.