SALISBURY, Md. - Retailers and shoppers are gearing up for the annual back-to-school sales tax holiday which could save shoppers big bucks in total taxes.
Consumers will be spared Maryland's 6 percent sales tax on some apparel and footwear during the state's annual tax-free week starting Aug. 10 - Saturday, August 16.
During Shop Maryland week, no sales tax will be levied on any single qualifying article of clothing and shoes priced at $100 or less, regardless of how many items are purchased.
The average family with children in kindergarten through high school will spend $669.28 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics, up five percent from $634.78 last year, according to the National Retail Federation's 2014 Back-to-School Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.
A listing of tax exempt items is available on the Comptroller of Maryland's website.