Thursday, July 26, 2012

Don't Pay Taxes on Your School Supply Purchases!


Illinois parents hoping to save some money on school supplies are out of luck this year, our “state sales tax holiday” isn’t returning. Here are the few lucky states that will have a break on the taxes they have to pay on certain school supplies (back packs, office-type supplies like pencils pens and paper, even gym shoes!) For the rest of us...freebie and coupon time! 

Alabama
3
hurricane preparedness
generators - $1,000
supplies - $60
July 6-8
Alabama
3
clothing - $100
computers - $750
 
school supplies - $50
 
books - $30

August 3-5
Arkansas
2
clothing - $100
school supplies

August 4-5
Connecticut
7
clothing and footwear - $300

August 19-25
Florida
3
school supplies - $15
clothing - $75

August 3-5
Georgia
2
school supplies - $20
clothing - $100
computer - $1,000

August 10-11

Georgia
3
energy and water efficient products - $1,500

October 5-7

Iowa
2
clothing - $100

August 3-4
Louisiana
2
all TPP - $2,500

August 3-4
Louisiana
2
hurricane preparedness items - $1,500

May 26-27
Louisiana
3
firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies

September 7-9
Maryland
3
energy star products

February 18-20
Maryland
7
clothing & footwear-$100

August 12-18
Mississippi
2
clothing & footwear - $100

July 27-28
Missouri
7
energy star products - $1,500

April 19-25
Missouri
3
clothing - $100
computers - $3,500
school supplies - $50

August 3-5
New Mexico
3
clothing - $100
computers - $1,000
school supplies - $15

August 3-5
North Carolina
3
clothing - $100
school supplies - $100
instructional material - $300
 
computers - $3,500
other comp. - $250
 
sports equip - $50

August 3-5
North Carolina
3
energy star products

November 2-4
Oklahoma
3
clothing - $100

August 3-5
South Carolina
3
clothing
school supplies
computers
other

August 3-5
South Carolina
2
guns, rifles & handguns

November 23-24

Tennessee
3
clothing - $100 
school supplies - $100
computers - $1,500

August 3-5
Texas
3
energy star products 
air conditioners - $6,000; other - $2,000

May 26-28
Texas
3
clothing, backpacks and school supplies- $100

August 17-19
Virginia
7
hurricane preparedness items - $60
generators - $1,000

May 25-31
Virginia
3
clothing - $100
school supplies - $20

August 3-5
Virginia
4
energy star products - $2,500

October 5-8

Grilled Peach Pound Cake

I love the depth of flavor you get from grilling a peach. It releases a whole new level of deliciousness! If you are grilling up some peaches for this awesome cake, you can make a few extra to make some Southern Style Grilled Peach Cooler, too! 



Ingredients

1 cup unsalted butter,softened

2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups grilled peaches, skins removed and diced (3-4 medium size peaches)




For the full recipe check me out on Instructables
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