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Guide to Shopping Maryland Tax Free Week 2012

We've got the rundown on Maryland's tax free shopping week in mid-August.


Get ready to knock 6 percent off your back-to-school shopping bills come mid-August.

From Sunday, Aug. 12, to Saturday Aug. 18, Marylanders will have the opportunity to shop tax-free on qualifying merchandise. Clothing and footwear priced less than $100 per item will be exempt from Maryland's 6 percent sales tax.

Accessory items—including jewelry, watches, watchbands, handbags, handkerchiefs, umbrellas, scarves, ties, headbands and belt buckles—do not qualify, according to the Comptroller of Maryland.

For a full list of taxable and tax-exempt items for the week of Aug. 12-18, check out our attached PDF.

How do you plan to take advantage of the tax break? Tell us what deals you'll score in the comments.

Jamie August 07, 2012 at 07:32 PM
I didn't know diapers were included. I'll definitely be taking advantage of that.

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