With the new tax deal, the annual tax-free holidays for school supplies and Energy Star appliances will not continue as of 2014. We'll still have the tax-free weekends this year.
School supply sales tax holiday August 2 - August 4: School supplies and clothing with a sales price of $100 or less per item are included in the tax-free weekend. Sports equipment and computers are also included. For all the details on items that are exempt from tax see the NC Department of Revenue website. . Also keep in mind that many school supplies will be much less expensive on other weeks so don't wait to buy everything on the tax-free weekend when you can get some of those same items for much less with back-to-school sales in the coming weeks.
Energy Star appliances tax-free holiday November 1 - November 3: Qualifying appliances that meet Energy Star efficiency guidelines are tax free during this weekend. Products include freezers, refrigerators, clothes washers, ceiling fans, dehumidifiers and programmable thermostats.
What do you think? Will you miss the tax-free weekends or do you generally skip them anyway?