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Tax Holiday Information

 

Back to school supply lists are out and luckily for you, it's also tax holiday season. All available tax holiday dates are listed but may change or vary. Just find your preferred state, click it, and boom... all the tax holiday information you need. You can also use our nifty Store Locator to pinpoint the store closest to you. Happy shopping from Finish Line!

Disclaimers:
*Purchases must be shipped to state listed below to be eligible for State Tax Holiday exemption
*State Tax Holiday exemption will be applied automatically at checkout on eligible purchases

Alabama Exemption applies to articles of clothing and footwear with a sales price at time of purchases of $100 or less per item and noncommercial purchases of school supplies with a sales price of $50 or less per item. 8/01/14 - 8/03/14
Alaska No Sales Tax Holidays
Arizona No Sales Tax Holidays
Arkansas Exemption applies to articles of clothing and footwear if a sales price is less than $100 per item, and clothing accessories and equipment if a sales price is less than $50 per item, and specific school supplies. 8/02/14 - 8/03/14
California No Sales Tax Holidays
Colorado No Sales Tax Holidays
Connecticut Sales and Use taxes do not apply to sales or purchases of clothing or footwear costing less than $300. 8/17/14 - 8/23/14
Delaware No Sales Tax Holidays
District of Columbia No Sales Tax Holidays
Florida Exemption applies to the sale of clothing, footwear, wallets or bags with a sales price of $100 or less 8/01/14 - 8/03/14
Georgia Exemption applies clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item and school supplies with a sales price of $20 or less per item. 8/01/14 - 8/02/14
Hawaii No Sales Tax Holidays
Idaho No Sales Tax Holidays
Illinois No Sales Tax Holidays
Indiana No Sales Tax Holidays
Iowa Exemption applies to the sale of select clothing and footwear priced at less than $100 per item 8/01/14 - 8/02/14
Kansas No Sales Tax Holidays
Kentucky No Sales Tax Holidays
Louisiana Exemption applies for the first $2,500 of the purchase price of all consumer purchases of tangible personal property. 8/01/14 - 8/02/14
Maine No Sales Tax Holidays
Maryland Exemption applies to the sale of select clothing and footwear priced at $100 or less per item 8/10/14 - 8/16/14
Massachusetts Exemption applies to non-business sales at retail of single items of tangible personal property costing $2,500 or less 8/09/14 - 8/10/14
Michigan No Sales Tax Holidays
Minnesota No Sales Tax Holidays
Mississippi Exemption applies to the sale of an article of clothing or footwear designed to be worn on or about the human body priced at less than $100 7/25/14 - 7/26/14
Missouri Exemption applies to the sale of an article of clothing or footwear designed to be worn on or about the human body priced at $100 or less and school supplies not to exceed $50 per purchase. 8/01/14 - 8/03/14
Montana No Sales Tax Holidays
Nebraska No Sales Tax Holidays
Nevada No Sales Tax Holidays
New Hampshire No Sales Tax Holidays
New Jersey No Sales Tax Holidays
New Mexico Exemption applies to clothing and footwear items worth less than $100 each. School supplies purchased must be less than $30 each. 8/01/14 - 8/03/14
New York Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $110 or less per item worn on or about the human body Effective 04/01/12
North Carolina Exemption applies to the sale of clothing/footwear and school supplies priced at $100 or less; school instructional supplies priced at $300 or less; clothing & footwear designed for use during athletic or recreational activities with a sales price of $50 or less per item No sales tax holiday
North Dakota No Sales Tax Holidays
Ohio No Sales Tax Holidays
Oklahoma Exemption applies to the sale of an article of clothing or footwear designed to be worn on or about the human body priced at $100 or less. Clothing accessories or equipment, protective equipment and sport or recreation equipment is not included in the exemption. 8/01/14 - 8/03/14
Oregon No Sales Tax Holidays
Pennsylvania No Sales Tax Holidays
Rhode Island Exemption implied year round for all clothing including footwear intended to be worn or carried on or about the human body. (Year Round)
South Carolina The exemption applies to sales of clothing and footwear 8/01/14 - 8/03/14
South Dakota No Sales Tax Holidays
Tennessee The exemption applies on clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item. 8/01/14 - 8/03/14
Texas The exemption applies to each article of clothing, footwear and backpacks that sells for less than $100 8/08/14 - 8/10/14
Utah No Sales Tax Holidays
Vermont No Sales Tax Holidays
Virginia Exemption applies to clothing and footwear designed to be worn on or about the human body priced at $100 or less and school supplies priced at $20 or less. 8/01/14 - 8/03/14
Washington No Sales Tax Holidays
West Virginia No Sales Tax Holidays
Wisconsin No Sales Tax Holidays
Wyoming No Sales Tax Holidays

How is sales tax calculated?


Talking taxes can be a touchy subject but rest easy knowing that Finish Line follows all state and local laws and regulations pertaining to sales tax. We charge applicable sales tax on all merchandise purchased in states where we have stores.

Just a heads up, some states require us to collect sales tax on the shipping charges as well. In those states, sales tax will be calculated on the purchase price of the merchandise plus the shipping charges.

If you have any questions about the tax rate on your packing slip (invoice), or if you believe your order should be tax exempt, please call us at 888-777-3949. We'd be happy to help you figure it out.

What forms of payment do you accept online?


Unfortunately, brownie points, monopoly money, and good deeds are not yet recognized as a valid form of payment. Fortunately, Finish Line currently accepts debit cards, all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover card), PayPal, Bill Me Later, and Finish Line gift cards as forms of online payment. At this time we do not accept international credit cards as a form of payment.
 
Customers can use Finish Line gift cards online. Please enter the Gift Card number on the billing information page along with the pin number located on the back of the card (you may need to scratch off for the pin, so it's kind of like a lottery where you're guaranteed to win something). After you apply the gift card to your Order Total, you may enter your credit card information to pay the remainder of the balance.

 
If the Gift Card covers the Order Total amount, it is not necessary to enter your credit card information and you may proceed to the next step (lucky you!). If you have a Gift Card that does not have a pin number on the back please call 888-777-3949 for assistance.

What if I do not have a credit card?


Finish Line will accept purchases made with a debit card as long as it has the Visa or Master Card logos. Other payment options include using PayPal or Bill Me Later. However, if none of these options apply, please visit one of our stores to pay with cash, check or money order.

When is my credit card charged?


Rest easy, you are not charged for your purchase until your order starts the journey towards your front door.

When an order is first placed with Finish Line, we contact your card’s issuing back to confirm that your credit card has a valid number and has not been reported as lost or stolen. This communication is done by completing an authorization for the full amount of the order. When the authorization is done, this will place a pending hold on the account for the amount of the order. Once your order has shipped, your card will be charged.

So that means sometimes we impress ourselves and ship out your order before the pending hold goes away. And suddenly you've got a charge on your account on top of this pending hold. Don't panic! Just contact your bank to confirm that one of those is a reserve of funds and ask them how long it usually takes for these pending holds to go away. It can vary from bank to bank but if you request that they verify and then remove any extra authorizations to free up funds, they're usually pretty accomodating (like us). Seriously, come on, we would never just take your hard-earned money.

What if my gift card does not have a PIN number?


If you have a Gift Card that does not have a PIN number on the back, please call Customer Care at 888-777-3949 for assistance. We know it's pesky like when you have an assembly-required project that's missing a piece. No worries though, Customer Care has that nail you need.