A new page appeared recently on Apple's web site, explaining how customers can take advantage of their state tax holiday period. The site lists ten states as participating in the holiday, each with a no-tax period falling early in August.
The states listed on Apple's site are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Alabama, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, and North and South Carolina all have their sales tax holiday running from Aug. 2 through Aug 4. Tennessee's sales tax holiday runs from Aug. 2 through Aug. 5. For Georgia, the holiday covers Aug. 8 and 9, while Massachusetts' holiday runs over Aug. 10 and 11.
The different states have different cost thresholds determining whether an item is sales tax exempt. In Alabama, for instance, the total sale price for all exempt items cannot exceed $750, while in Georgia that limit is raised to $1,000, and in Louisiana it is $2,500.
The states also place limits on what types of items can qualify. New Mexico, for example, limits the price for exempt computers at $1,000, while accessories can sell for no more than $500. South Carolina places no limit on the total purchase, but computer, software, and accessory purchases must be made for personal use.
More detail on each state's policy is available at Apple's site.