Buy Tax-Free Apple Products and Other Electronics in 9 States
Nine states offer sales tax holidays on a range of consumer electronics products. This is an annual “Back to School” event, but rules on what qualifies vary from one state to the other.
This is a good opportunity to purchase more expensive Apple products which are rarely discounted. You can purchase either directly from Apple, where there’s also a promotion for a $150 gift card, or retailers such as Amazon (affiliate link), Best Buy (affiliate link) and others.
Here’s the information about the tax rebate on each state:
- Arkansas: Aug 6–7
- Florida: Jul 25–Aug 7
- Massachusetts: Aug 13–14
- Missouri: Aug 5–7
- New Mexico: Aug 5–7
- South Carolina: Aug 5–7
- Tennessee: Jul 29–31
- Virginia: Aug 5–7
- West Virginia: Aug 5–8
Check each page to see what qualifies, as there’s usually a price limit. Also check out all 2022 State Sales Tax Holidays for other states and other categories.
If you’re purchasing on Amazon you can check some of the Shop with Points promotions to see if you qualify for any of the discounts.
Here's a list of some of the current deals and discounts for Amazon purchases (affiliate links below):
- Amazon Amex Offer: Spend $200, Get 100 Points (expires 4/30/23)
- Add Citi Card to Wallet, Get $10 Off $10.01+ (expires 5/31/23)
- Shop with Amex Points, Up to 50% Discount (expires 6/1/23)
- Make Discover Your Default Payment, Get $10 Off (expires 6/2/23)
- Shop with Discover Cashback, Up to $30 Discount (expires 6/2/23)
- $10 Off Your Next $25+ Pickup Order (expires 6/30/23)
- Shop with US Bank Points, 40% Discount (no expiration)
- Shop with Chase Points, 50% Off, Up to $10 Discount (expires 12/31/22)
- Add $100+ to Your Amazon Balance, Get $12 Bonus (expires 12/31/22)
- Amazon App, $15 Off $25 on 2 Orders for First Time Users (expires 12/31/22)
- Add Discover Card to Wallet, Get $10 Off $10.01+ (expires 12/31/22)
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2 thoughts on “Buy Tax-Free Apple Products and Other Electronics in 9 States”
In Florida, the tax exemption for electronics applies as follows:
“Personal computers and certain computer-related accessories with a sales price of $1,500 or less,
when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use”
So do NOT expect your $2,000 Apple computer/laptop purchase to be tax-free.
Yes, limitations will vary from state to state. I think one of them has a $500 max.