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16 States With Back-to-School Tax Holidays

GOBankingRates Logo By Gabrielle Olya of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 19: The back-to-school season will look different this year, with some children returning to schools and campuses and others remaining home for distanced learning. But as for the back-to-school shopping season — typically the second-largest shopping season of the year, according to MarketWatch — the effect of these changes remains to be seen. Some analysts, including Michael Pachter, managing director at financial services firm Wedbush, believe that this year’s shopping season will be “a dud.” On the contrary, the National Retail Federation is reporting that parents of children in elementary and high school plan to spend an average of $789 per family, while college students and their families expect to spend $1,059 — both record amounts. The NRF credits the uptick in spending to parents and college students purchasing new computers to prepare for online learning.  Whether your back-to-school shopping list includes new tech or just new clothes, you might be able to save on your purchases if you live in one of these 16 states that have back-to-school tax holidays. Last updated: July 30, 2020

The back-to-school season will look different this year, with some children returning to schools and campuses and others remaining home for distanced learning. But as for the back-to-school shopping season — typically the second-largest shopping season of the year, according to MarketWatch — the effect of these changes remains to be seen.

Some analysts, including Michael Pachter, managing director at financial services firm Wedbush, believe that this year’s shopping season will be “a dud.” On the contrary, the National Retail Federation is reporting that parents of children in elementary and high school plan to spend an average of $789 per family, while college students and their families expect to spend $1,059 — both record amounts. The NRF credits the uptick in spending to parents and college students purchasing new computers to prepare for online learning. 

Whether your back-to-school shopping list includes new tech or just new clothes, you might be able to save on your purchases if you live in one of these 16 states that have back-to-school tax holidays.

Last updated: July 30, 2020

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