Consumers getting ready for school to start at the end of the month will not be charged sales tax next week for most clothing and shoes priced under $100.
Maryland's Tax Free Week begins Sunday, Aug. 12, and ends at midnight Saturday, August 18.
Baltimore County schools open Aug. 27.
Maryland consumers can save money next week when shopping local retailers for their back-to-school clothes and footwear needs. They will not be charged Maryland's sales tax.
"The Tax Free Week has been a great success for the last two years with retailers reporting double-digit sales increases for the week. It has also provided real savings to families and allowed retailers to compete with retailers in Pennsylvania and Delaware and those online where sales taxes are not collected." said Maryland Retailers Association President Patrick Donoho in a release.
Those buying items for children in grades K-12 will spend an average of $688, up from $603 last year, according to the National Retail Federation.
Of that amount, the study estimates that an average of $246 is spent on clothes and $129 on shoes.