A short posting (or really, a reposting of a good page from the Federation of Tax Administrators. Several states offer "tax holidays" -- periods where there is no sales tax charged on certain goods. Often, it's school supplies, or laptops, and sometimes it's regionally significant (like the Louisiana tax holiday on hurricane supplies). Here is the link for state tax holidays in 2013. While some of them are past, many are still in the front-view windshield. Take advantage if you can.