Maryland shoppers won’t have to worry about incurring the state sales tax on certain items when Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week returns later this month.
From Aug. 14-20, shoppers will not have to pay the state’s 6% sales tax on pieces of clothing and shoes that individually cost $100 or less, even if the total cost of their transaction is more than $100.
The sales tax will also not be assessed on the first $40 of any backpack purchased.
Items like flip flops, prom dresses and clerical vestments are tax-exempt, while football pads, scuba gear and toupees are not.
Sets including a mixture of items that would be tax-exempt and taxable if purchased separately must be taxed together. Clothing alterations are also taxable, as are items used to make or repair clothing, like fabric, buttons, and zippers.