It’s tax-free week here in Maryland! Through this Saturday, August 15, at midnight, certain items will be exempt from the 6 percent sales tax, including back-to-school essentials like clothes, shoes and backpacks.
You can also click here for a helpful explanation of the different exemptions. I encourage you to support our local businesses. The tax-free week has been a big week for retail since its implementation, so be sure to take advantage! With businesses still struggling due to the pandemic, this is the perfect time to shop, stock up and save!
Our comptroller has also partnered with the Maryland Retailers Association to offer a $1,000 and $500 scholarship to two students attending university, college or trade school here in Maryland. To apply, email a photo or video to firstname.lastname@example.org promoting tax-free week and showcasing your tax-free purchases — bonus points if you’re supporting a local retailer.
Happy shopping, happy saving, and good luck to the families and students gearing up for another school year!