Discover Easton Director’s Report

Ross Benincasa
Discover Easton Executive Director

August 2019- As the Comptroller says, “It’s the most wonderful shopping time of the year.” Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week is almost here. And while the week is meant to promote back-to-school shopping in Maryland retailers, it’s important to remember that this is a great opportunity to promote the savings that all your customers can receive, whether young in age or young at heart.

Starting Sunday, August 11 through Saturday, August 17, qualifying apparel and footwear $100 or less, per item, are exempt from Maryland state sales tax. This includes everything from hats and jackets to fishing vests and galoshes (for a complete list of taxable vs exempt items, please see the link below). In addition, the first $40 of a backpack or bookbag purchase is also tax-free.

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week not only provides savings for our shoppers, it’s also a great time to promote our small businesses and provide visitors with another reason to shop our local merchants while they are in Easton. Please promote the week with the linked social media templates below, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

For more information about Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week, click here.