Apple highlights Sales Tax Holiday sales in nine U.S. states

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Apple customers in nine U.S. states can take advantage of sales tax holidays in July and August to save money on Macs, iPads, and accessories.

Occurring in the summer, the sales tax holidays are designed to encourage citizens of each state to make purchases without needing to pay sales tax. For 2022, Apple has highlighted nine states where its goods can be bought with extra savings for a number of days.

The duration and timing of the sales tax holiday periods varies from state to state, and while most occur in August, some take place in July.

The sales tax holidays are:

  • Florida: July 25 to August 7,
  • Tennessee: July 29 to July 31,
  • Missouri: August 5 to August 7,
  • New Mexico: August 5 to August 7,
  • South Carolina: August 5 to August 7,
  • Virginia: August 5 to August 7,
  • West Virginia: August 5 to August 8,
  • Arkansas: August 6 to August 7,
  • Massachusetts: August 13 to August 14.

The products on offer and the rules to qualify for tax exemption also vary between states. For example, Florida has a maximum purchase value of $1,500, while Massachusetts goes up to $2,500.

Apple recommends customers check with their local state's rules regarding state tax holidays.

The state tax holidays also work alongside other offers Apple is currently running. For example, its Back to School offer provides gift cards worth up to $150 for new hardware purchases.

While Apple's offers could be tempting, there are other options to save money than by going through Apple directly.

For example, B&H's Payboo card offers a sales tax refund in Alabama, District of Columbia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wyoming

Shoppers can also save up to $300 instantly on Macs and iPads in our Apple Price Guide, which can amount to more than the sales tax holiday.