Shop Tax Free for Organizing Supplies in DC!
Mayor Fenty’s office just announced the District of Columbia will offer its second Sales Tax Holiday beginning Saturday, August 2 through Sunday, August 10. The 2008 Sales Tax holiday grants an exemption from the 5.75% sales tax for school supplies, clothes, shoes, and accessory items. To qualify, each item must be $100 or less. I guess this is the District’s way of apologizing for our taxation without representation the other 51 weeks of the year. Oh, sorry, I digress.
Use this opportunity to buy office supplies for both yourself and your family. The sales tax exemption will apply to each eligible item, no matter how many items are on the bill. Don’t go overboard with the purchasing supplies you do not need. A bargain isn’t a bargain unless you need the item on sale. Buy what you need to get organized and know that you can always buy more in the future.
The supplies are defined as pens, pencils, stationary, art supplies, book bags, lunch boxes, calculators, and other items purchased for educational use in the classroom, at home or for any school activity.