Apple Outlines Products Qualifying For State Sales Tax Holidays Later This Week

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Six U.S. states, including Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Virginia, will offer sales tax holidays from Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6, providing Apple customers with a brief opportunity to purchase a Mac, iPad, or select other products with no or reduced sales tax.


Apple's website outlines the terms and conditions for each state, including which products are eligible, spending limits, and other information. MacRumors has summarized the details for each state below:

  • Florida: Computers and related accessories with a sales price of $750 or less qualify, including all eligible Mac and iPad models, Apple TV, iPod touch, Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, Apple Pencil, AirPort base stations, cables, speakers, RAM upgrades, microphones, printers, docking stations, hard drives, flash drives, and headphones. Software priced up to $750 also qualifies.
  • Louisiana: All products are eligible. The tax holiday reduces the 5 percent state sales tax to 3 percent. Local taxes will apply. All tangible items with a sales price of $2,500 or less qualify. Any amount above $2,500 is subject to the full tax rate.
  • Missouri: Computers and related accessories with a sales price of $1,500 or less qualify, including all eligible Mac and iPad models, Apple TV, iPod touch, Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, Apple Pencil, AirPort base stations, displays, speakers, RAM upgrades, microphones, printers, hard drives, and flash drives. Software priced up to $350 also qualifies. Local taxes may apply.
  • New Mexico: Computers with a sales price of $1,000 or less qualify, including all eligible Mac and iPad models, and the iPod touch. Related accessories with a sale price of $500 or less also qualify, including the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, Apple Pencil, AirPort base stations, cables, speakers, microphones, RAM upgrades, hard drives, flash drives, and printer supplies.
  • South Carolina: No spending limits. Computers qualify, including all eligible Mac and iPad models, and the iPod touch. Printers, printer supplies, software, and books also qualify. When purchased with a CPU, AppleCare, Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, Apple Pencil, and displays also qualify. Accessories not sold with a CPU will remain taxable during the holiday period.
  • Virginia: The tax exemption applies to products with a sales price of $20 or less, and cell phone chargers and batteries with a sales price of $60 or less.

Apple should automatically adjust sales tax amounts at checkout. Contact Apple Support if you experience difficulties.

Live in another state? Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo Video doesn't charge sales tax on Apple products purchased on its website in 48 states, with the lone exceptions being New Jersey and New York. However, use tax may apply.

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40 months ago

Would have been nice to post this before Tennessee's tax holiday this past weekend (didn't end up needing it, but others might have). Looks like Alabama's has already passed, too.

I didn't come across it until afterwards unfortunately. I think it was still worth sharing for the other six states.
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40 months ago
America and its weird ass tax system:eek:
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40 months ago

Why include this? This is encouraging tax evasion. The taxes are still due with your state return.

Hah encouraging tax evasion. Do you work for the government? Taxes are theft
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40 months ago

Sucks to live in Virginia? Does anything in an Apple Store actually cost less than $20??

Although I can't complain as we pay 20% tax all year round in the U.K.

Sucks to live in Virginia. Can confirm.
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40 months ago

Does B&H match the education discount for students?
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Do you drive on roads? Did you, your spouse, or your children or parents attend school? Do you use our monetary system (i.e. the US dollar)? Are you protected by our military, police, fire and healthcare workers? Do you benefit from national trade deals with other countries directly or indirectly by being employed in any way in our economy? Do you drink tap water or use toilets? Etc.?

If you answered yes to any of those things, and DON'T pay taxes, then congratulations -- you're the thief!

You mean all those broken services we are forced into paying for? Yeah, the citizens are the thieves.

You can be against taxes and still pay them.

I could see why some wouldn't want to pay.

The US dollar really made me laugh out loud, thanks! Btw the federal reserve is not part of any branch of government.
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40 months ago

Why include this? This is encouraging tax evasion. The taxes are still due with your state return.

Why include it? Because it exists, and it's legal. Edit: But they should also mention the "use tax."

Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate any kind.

I didn't mention anything about evading taxes. I stated a fact: B&H does not charge sales tax in 48 states.

But I've added a quick mention of use tax for anyone who may be unaware.
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