CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Governor Jim Justice has announced the state’s back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday will run from Friday, August 4, through Monday, August 7, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

During that time, back-to-school items are exempt from sales tax, like clothing, school supplies, school instructional materials, laptops and tablets, and sports equipment.

The average customer will save at least 6 percent on every qualified purchase and up to 7 percent if they purchase the item in a municipality that has imposed a local sales tax.

To learn more details about the program, click here.

During the holiday, the following items are exempt from Sales and Use tax:

  • Certain clothing with a purchase price of $125 or less
  • Certain school supplies with a purchase price of $50 or less
  • Certain school instruction material with a purchase price of $20 or less
  • Certain laptop and tablet computers with a purchase price of $500 or less
  • Certain sports equipment with a purchase price of $150 or less

Items purchased for use in a trade or business are not exempt under the sales tax holiday.

Maryland’s tax-free week is August 13-19 and includes both in-store and online purchases.

The Maryland Comptroller’s Office clarifies “From 12:01 a.m. on the second Sunday in August through midnight on the following Saturday,
qualifying clothing and footwear priced $100 or less will be exempt from Maryland’s six percent
sales tax. The first $40 of back/bookbag sales also qualify.
A list of exempt and taxable items is available on the Comptroller’s Website at, or by calling the Taxpayer Service Section at 410-260-7980 in Central
Maryland or toll-free 1-800-MD TAXES from elsewhere.”

For more information about Maryland’s Tax-Free Week for back-to-school, click here:

Tax Free holidays in Virginia were not renewed for 2023.

Pennsylvania does not currently have any scheduled sales tax holidays.