When to shop tax-free in 13 states

AUGUST DOES HAVE HOLIDAYS

Summer vacation may still be in full swing, but for residents of states offering tax-free shopping days, it pays to get into a back-to-school state of mind. Shopping during designated tax-free days can save on select clothing, school supplies, and even electronics -- and there's no rule that there must be a student in the household to take advantage. The following 13 states are offering tax-free shopping in the dog days of August. Eligible items vary and some states don't require all retailers to participate, so look closely at the fine print before hitting the mall.

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