Maryland Tax Free Week 2017: Dates & What Qualifies

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Maryland’s Tax Free Weekend is actually a tax-free week. It begins Sunday, August 13 at 12:01 a.m. and ends on Saturday, August 19 at midnight.

Here are more details about what does and does not qualify in Maryland this week. Find a complete list on Maryland’s website here.


Items that Qualify for Tax-Free Status in Maryland

Any qualified footwear or clothing that costs $100 or less is free from taxes this weekend, along with the first $40 spent on any qualifying bookbag or backpack.

Here are examples of items that qualify for tax free status. See a complete list here.

  • Clothing and shoes in general
  • Adult diapers
  • Aerobic clothing, arm warmers
  • Athletic socks & supporters
  • Socks
  • Baby clothes and diapers (but not baby bibs), diaper bags
  • Bath robes
  • Swimsuits, coverups
  • Belts
  • Bowling shoes
  • Braces for physical injury
  • Underwear, including corsets
  • Bridal gowns, sold or rented
  • Caps and hats
  • Capes, jackets, wraps, coats, ear muffs, gloves for the cold (not for sports), shawls, wraps
  • Costumes
  • Choir and altar clothing, clerical vestments
  • Non-commercial dry cleaning or laundry services
  • Employee uniforms
  • Formal clothing (sold or rented)
  • Graduation caps and gowns
  • Gym suits and uniforms
  • Hosiery
  • Lab coats
  • Leg warmers
  • Martial arts attire
  • Pajamas and night gowns
  • Prom dresses
  • Rented shoes (without cleats or spikes)
  • Scout uniforms
  • Ski suits and vests (but not ski boots)
  • Suspenders
  • Uniforms for work and school (as long as they’re not protective uniforms)

Note that layaway items do qualify if you put it on layaway this week.

Rainchecks only qualify if you’re purchasing a rainchecked item during the holiday. A raincheck issued during the holiday won’t get you tax-free status for something you buy later.


Items that Do NOT Qualify for Tax-Free Status in Texas

The following items are examples of what DO NOT qualify for tax free status in Texas this weekend. See a complete list here.

  • Any alterations
  • Aprons
  • Sports items like athletic pads, baseball mitts, football gloves and other sports gloves
  • Baby bibs
  • Bathing caps
  • Fabrics
  • Hair accessories, like bobby pins, bows, clips, bands
  • Handbags and purses, makeup bags
  • Jewelry
  • Accessories like cuff links
  • Rented clothing items (except bridal gowns and other formal clothing)
  • Wheeled tennis shoes
  • Insoles
  • Iron-on patches
  • Monogramming
  • Rented skates
  • Scarves
  • Shoulder pads (whether for sport or for dresses or jackets)
  • Ties
  • Wallets, billfolds
  • Watches and watch bands
  • Wigs
  • Yarn
  • Zippers
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