MEDIA ALERT: Saving Money 101: Tax Free Savings on Back-to-School Shopping

Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting Updates the Latest State Sales Tax

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting:

What: Buying school supplies is a rite of passage for millions of
families. To offset some of the expense of buying back-to-school
supplies, many states offer “tax-free holidays” for shoppers looking to
save on purchases ranging from supplies to clothing.

Why: Currently 17 states hold sales tax holidays from February to
September, with the majority falling in August. During these holidays,
state sales tax is temporarily dropped on back-to-school items and other
qualifying products.

States Offering Sales Tax Holidays: Alabama, Arkansas,
Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi,
Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
and Virginia.

Expert Analyst Available for Interviews: Carol Kokinis-Graves, JD
is an attorney and senior state tax analyst for Wolters Kluwer Tax and
Accounting (
specializing in tracking, analyzing and reporting issues regarding state
and local sales and use taxes. She is also an expert in e-commerce
transactions involving state taxes.

Ms. Kokinis-Graves can take you to tax school discussing specific sales
tax holidays for each state and the value these “holidays” provide

• 2016 effective dates

• All qualifying items (school supplies, clothing, computers, software,

• How much the average shopper can save on school supplies

When: Ms. Kokinis-Graves is available for phone interviews to
provide in-depth background and analysis on the sales tax holidays that
may benefit regional audiences.

Contact: Please contact Laura
(847) 267-2213 or Brenda
(847) 267-2046 if you are interested in arranging an interview
with Carol Kokinis-Graves, or if you need more information.


Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting
, (847) 267-2213
, (847) 267-2046