Sales Tax Holiday 2016

Tax Free Holiday 

Dell is participating in all computer related sales tax holidays in qualifying states for purchases of qualifying items. Please find the State Sales Tax Holidays 2016 listed below, and click on your state's website for full details.
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Tax Free

S&H Part of Limit? 

Taxed if threshold

Time Zone



August 5-7, 2016
UP to $750Yes YesCST


July 30- July 31, 2016Up to $1,000  No YesEST


August 5-6, 2016Up to $2500 No No CSTState tax only.
Locals may still apply.


 August 5-7, 2016$1,500 (computers)
$350 (software)
 No Yes CSTLocal tax may still apply.

New Mexico

 August 5-7, 2016$1,000 (Computers)
$500 (S&P)
 No Yes MST

South Carolina

 August 5-7, 2016


July 29-31, 2016$1,500 per item Yes Yes CST


What products qualify for the exemption?

   > It will vary state by state or by individual components (i.e. memory, hard drive, single-user software, service contracts, UPS, cables, & power cords) when
      purchased with or without a CPU may also be exempt.
   > Computer Unit may be purchased without a monitor and still qualify as tax exempt.
   > Tablets Qualify for Tax Holiday as long as they meet the eligibility requirements for that particular state.

How can I get more information?

   > Click here to call or chat.

How do I get my exemption on a Dell.com purchase?

    > Specific Escalations/Questions should be directed to: Tax_Department@Dell.com - please reference Sales Tax Holiday in subject line of email.
 The information enclosed herewith is the most up to date based on the states participating. Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, Dell Tax Department assumes no responsibility should the information change per the guidelines of the individual states. The user of the information agrees that the information is subject to change without notice.

Tax-free Sales Events are held around the time of back-to-school shopping. Dell.com orders sent to addresses in participating states don't collect sales tax, including local-option sales tax, on sales of specific items. The following applies to all participating dell.com purchases:

• You're limited as to the number of items you may purchase tax-free. After the limit for the tax-free categories is met, sales tax will apply to the remainder of the sale. However, some county and city taxes still apply in some states.

• Exemption applies to each article priced under state limit, regardless of how many items are sold on the same order.

Items eligible for tax-free purchases during this period typically include PCs and tablets, but exclude other electronics & accessories (such as TVs, cameras, etc). Please visit your state’s tax-free information page for additional details on which products qualify for which amounts.