Shop Tax-Free Week

Sunday, Aug. 9 - Saturday, Aug. 15

Pay ZERO sales tax on qualifying clothing, apparel, or footwear priced at $100 or less. Also, pay no sales tax on the first $40 of a backpack.

Discover Easton invites you to save money and support Easton small businesses during Maryland’s annual tax-free holiday.

Tax exemption applies regardless of how many qualifying items are purchased. Stock up on new styles at all your favorite independent Easton retailers August 9th through the 15th. 

Qualifying Tax-Free Merchandise

Examples of tax-free items:
Shirts, Slacks, Jeans, Dresses, Robes,
Underwear, Belts, Shoes, Boots and the first $40 of a backpack.

Items not included:
Jewelry, Watches, Watchbands, Handbags,
Handkerchiefs, Umbrellas, Scarves, Ties, Headbands and Belt Buckles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If the total of several exempt items is more than $100, will it still be taxed?

A: Each qualifying article of clothing or footwear selling for $100 or less will be exempt, regardless of how many items are sold at the same time. For example, two $60 sweaters sold at the same time are both exempt, even though the total purchase is more than $100.

Q: Is the first $100 of a more expensive item tax free?

A: No. If a suit costs $110, sales tax is due on the entire $110.

Q: What if I buy a backpack or bookbag that costs more than $40?

A: The first $40 is tax-exempt; any amount beyond the first $40 is taxable.

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