As we move into our last month of summer break, it’s time to start preparing for the upcoming school year.

From August 13th to 19th, qualifying clothing and footwear $100 or less will be exempt from the state’s six percent sales tax. The first $40 of any backpack purchase will also be tax-free. Sweaters, shirts, jeans, dresses, robes, underwear, belts, shoes, and boots qualify for the promotion. Please look at the complete list of taxable and exempt items here.

Prepare your back-to-school shopping lists for Maryland’s Tax-Free Week! Find everything you need for your Prince George’s County Public School students with the general school supply list. Find the required or recommended supplies suggested by your student’s school here.

Starting this school year, ninth through 12th graders and Non-Traditional Program North, South, and Middle students must carry clear backpacks. You can learn more about the backpack policy here.

[Source:CM Dernoga’s office]