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Governor Murphy and Legislative Leadership Announce Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

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On June 22, Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Nicholas Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced a ten day back-to-school sales tax holiday as a part of the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget.

The sales tax holiday will take place from August 27 to September 5. Under the sales tax holiday, tax exempt supplies and equipment include:

  • school supplies, such as pens and pencils, notebooks, and binders;
  • school art supplies, such as paints and paintbrushes, clay, and glazes;
  • school instructional materials, such as reference books, reference maps, globes, textbooks, and workbooks;
  • computers;
  • school computer supplies, such as computer storage equipment, printers, and personal digital assistants;

The sale tax holiday will also exempt sports or recreational equipment. These products would include, but are not limited to:

  • ballet and tap shoes,
  • baseball and hockey gloves,
  • cleated or spiked athletic shoes,
  • mouth guards,
  • roller and ice skates, and
  • sports and motorcycle helmets.

To read the Governor's press release.

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