As per Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement in late June, New Jersey’s tax-free period for back-to-school supplies starts Aug. 27.
Pens, notebooks, computers, sports equipment and bicycle helmets are among the items that can be purchased in person or online starting that day and through Sept. 5 sans the state’s sales tax.
On a related note, teachers and other educators will be able to deduct up to $300 of their out-of-pocket classroom expenses for 2022 when they file their federal income tax returns next year. (The previous limit was $250.)
To find out what purchases qualify for an IRS deduction, click here.