Apple Participating in Sales Tax Holiday for Select U.S. States

For the next several weeks, Apple is offering customers in a select number of U.S. states the opportunity to purchase a wide range of its products without a sales tax.

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Every year, select states offer businesses and consumers the incentive of having no sales tax as a way to help boost sales and are usually aimed at helping families lower the cost of back to school shopping. The dates for each state differ, and the selection of states this year is relatively small. Only purchases made during a state's specific holiday are free of state sales tax.

The policy around each state also varies. Alabama, for example, which is holding its sales-free tax holiday between July 16 and 18, requires that the total sales price of all items must remain under $750. Apple products, including Macs, iPad, and the iPod touch, are eligible, alongside accessories such as keyboard, mice, the Apple Pencil, and more.

Missouri, which is running its holiday between August 6 and 8, has a higher limit of $1500 and the addition of more accessories, including printers, routers, RAM upgrades, the Apple TV, and more. South Carolina, sharing a holiday with Missouri, has no limit and includes tax-free purchases of earbuds, headphones, and flash drives, however only for students. Virginia consists of a limit of only $60 for cell phone chargers and batteries.

More information on Apple's sales tax holiday, participating states and products, can be found on Apple's website.

Top Rated Comments

centauratlas Avatar
10 weeks ago

Where is NY tax holiday??
Florida.

Income tax too.

:)
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
irrg Avatar
10 weeks ago
Would it have hurt to put the states in the post? There's four total.



* Alabama Jul 16-18
* Missouri Aug 6-8
* South Carolina Aug 6–8
* Virginia Aug 6–8

Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Expos of 1969 Avatar
10 weeks ago
According to the story, it is the states which are not charging sales tax. Your statement " Apple is offering customers in a select number of U.S. states the opportunity to purchase a wide range of its products without a sales tax" is not accurate. Apple is not paying the sales tax, the states are not charging it in the first place.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jlc1978 Avatar
10 weeks ago

Where is NY tax holiday??
Delaware.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jdclifford Avatar
10 weeks ago

According to the story, it is the states which are not charging sales tax. Your statement " Apple is offering customers in a select number of U.S. states the opportunity to purchase a wide range of its products without a sales tax" is not accurate. Apple is not paying the sales tax, the states are not charging it in the first place.
Apple never "PAYS" state sales tax; however, it is legally required to COLLECT it from customers and remit it to the various state authorities.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alchemistmuffin Avatar
10 weeks ago
Or……

you could come to Oregon. No sales tax.
[HEADING=1]
EVER!!!!!!!![/HEADING]
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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