School is back! Shop Tax-Free at JCPenney Stores Nationwide

JCPenney – the shopping destination for America’s diverse, working families – is celebrating the return to school with tax-free shopping at select JCPenney stores throughout the country.

During the tax-free holiday, JCPenney customers can shop back-to-school including clothing, shoes, backpacks, lunchboxes and small electronics under $100 without paying taxes. In addition, JCPenney offers back-to-school discounts for shoppers on JCPenney Optical and JCPenney’s Portrait Studio.

Customers can enjoy the tax-free holiday in these participating states:

  • Alabama – July 21-23
  • Arkansas – August 5-6
  • Connecticut – August 20-26
  • Florida – July 24-August 6
  • Iowa – August 4-5
  • Massachusetts – August 12-13
  • Maryland – August 13-19
  • Mississippi – July 28-29
  • Missouri – August 4-6
  • New Mexico – August 4-6
  • Ohio – August 4-6
  • Oklahoma – August 4-6
  • Puerto Rico – July 14-15
  • South Carolina – August 4-6
  • Tennessee – July 28-30
  • Texas – August 11-13
  • West Virginia – August 4-7


JCPenney believes back-to-school shopping should be fun and stress-free. Shoppers can expect to see the best deals on their favorite styles and items all year round!

  • Uniforms and School Clothing – JCPenney is the back-to-school outfit destination for all ages. Shop school uniforms and pieces like polos, shirts, pants, skirts and dresses from toddlers to big kids’ sizes with IZOD, Thereabouts and more. JCPenney offers adaptive apparel selections online, making it easier than ever to find the best, most comfortable school outfits for your kids.
  • Backpacks and Lunchboxes – Durable, spacious, and stylish, JCPenney’s assortment of back-to-school accessories including backpacks, lunchboxes, totes and purses are built to last. Find brands Nike, Adidas, Juicy! by Juicy Couture and more in stores and online.
  • Dorm Room Essentials – Shop back-to-campus and dorm room essentials that can turn a small room into a home. Explore adorable throw pillows and rugs by Forever 21, soothing towel and sheet sets by Home Expressions, eye-catching shower curtains and coffee mugs by Distant Lands and lightweight comforter sets and bathroom accessories by Frye & Co. Home.