States are getting ready for “Tax-Free Weekend”: Mississippi, South Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas are among the states where consumers won’t have to pay sales taxes on consumer goods for a weekend.

Fourteen states and the District of Columbia are participating.

Granted, here in New Jersey we don’t pay sales taxes on clothes, shoes and non-prepared foods, but New Jersey is not among the fourteen states. Everything else is subject to sales tax, including “tattooing, tanning, and massage services.” The sales tax is currently 7%, with a chance that it will be increased “soon”, possibly after the gubernatorial election, since the state is bankrupt. As it is, the state increased individual income taxes for higher earners earlier this year.

However, if you’re in Georgia and are considering buying a computer that costs less than $1,500 their tax-free weekend starts tomorrow July 31 and continues until midnight August 3.