With the back-to-school season here, the New Jersey Department of the Treasury is reminding parents, teachers, and students to take advantage of the statewide back-to-school sales tax holiday that began today.
The 10-day sales tax holiday, which runs Saturday, August 27 through Monday, September 5, will make school supplies and other essential items more affordable for families and teachers.
The sales tax holiday applies to items bought both in-store and online.
Tax exempt supplies and equipment include: (1) school supplies, such as pens and pencils, notebooks, and binders; (2) school art supplies, such as paints and paintbrushes, clay, and glazes; (3) school instructional materials, such as reference books, reference maps, globes, textbooks, and workbooks; (4) computers with a sales price less than $3,000; and (5) school computer supplies with a sales price less than $1,000, such as computer storage equipment, printers, and personal digital assistants.
For more details on qualifying items, visit the Division of Taxation’s website by clicking here.