Here’s the list of items that are tax free this weekend:
Athletic or sport uniforms or clothing (but not equipment such as mitts, helmets and pads)
Baby diapers, cloth or disposable
Bath towels (all sizes, including beach towels)
Beach capes and coats
Bed comforters and bed comforter sets
Bed duvets and covers
Bed linens (including baby bumper pads, canopies, baby crib padding, bed skirts, box spring covers, dust ruffles, mattress pads, mattress toppers, pillow covers and shams)
Bed pillows (e.g. baby pillows, body pillows, husband pillows, throw pillows)
Bedsheets and bedsheet sets
Blankets such as afghan, baby, electric and throw blankets
Boots (including climbing, hiking, riding, ski, waders, fishing, cowboy)
Bridal gowns and veils (must be sold; rentals are taxable)
Coats, capes and wraps
Computer hardware service contracts sold in conjunction with computers
Computer software service contracts sold in conjunction with computer software
Computer software service contracts when the true object of the contract is to obtain computer software updates during the contract period
(The following are examples of devices that are not considered computers for purposes of the sales-tax holiday exemption: cellphones, smartphones or any other handheld devices that allow users to make telephone calls; handheld devices that are primarily used to download and listen to music; handheld devices that are primarily used to download and watch videos; and devices that are primarily used to download and read books (e-books).
However, portable devices that have computing and media functions, allow users to access the internet and have a multitude of software applications (or the capability to download a multitude of software applications) are considered computers for purposes of the sales-tax holiday exemption, provided such devices do not allow users to make telephone calls.
Note: The sale of a computer monitor, keyboard or scanner by itself would not be exempt during the sales-tax holiday. If a monitor, keyboard or scanner is purchased as part of a package that included the computer processing unit, then that is one transaction to purchase a computer and the sale of the packaged unit (CPU, monitor, keyboard, scanner) is exempt. The sale of a digital music player, digital camera, cellphone or a smartphone, whether or not purchased in conjunction with a computer processing unit (CPU), is not exempt during the sales tax holiday.