August 17, 2022

‘Maryland Tax-Free Week’ Continues Through Saturday, Aug. 20, with No State Sales Tax on Clothing or Shoes Under $100 and the First $40 of Backpacks

“Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week” will continue through Saturday, Aug. 20—just in time for back-to-school shopping.

During the week, any single qualifying article of clothing or footwear priced at $100 or less—regardless of how many items are purchased in the same transaction—will be exempt from the State's six percent sales tax. The first $40 of any backpack purchase is also tax free.

The website of the Office of the Maryland Comptroller has a list of tax-exempt items, frequently asked questions and valuable facts for shoppers and merchants. The website can be viewed at Franchot Announces Shop Maryland Tax Free Week is August 14-20, 2022 (