Military Families Can Benefit From Tax-Free Shopping Weekend

Attention military families, entrepreneurs and veteran students: Is it time to upgrade your home computer? Time to buy a new laptop, some back-to-school clothes, or books or school supplies for the family? Whatever your consumer needs, it’s likely you won’t be charged sales tax if you get out and buy the items you need this weekend.

In Louisiana, home of Barksdale Air Force Base, Fort Polk and New Orleans Naval Air Station, all purchases less than $2,500 are tax-free. If you live in North Carolina, home of Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune, Cherry Point and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, you can purchase computer equipment up to $3,500 tax-free.

For all you inspired entrepreneurs, once you get your new gear, you’ll want to check out USO partner Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families.

Dates for the tax-free weekend vary by state. Check out the incentives offered in your state at: http://www.parade.com/56642/leahingram/16-states-have-sales-tax-holidays-in-august/

–Story by Joseph Andrew Lee, USO Staff Writer

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