It’s Tax Free Weekend in Texas

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This is tax free weekend in Texas.  This year’s sales tax holiday is Aug. 11 – 13. It is designed to allow parents to purchase school related items without paying state sales tax.

The Texas Legislature sets the dates for the sales tax holiday.  Not all items are tax free, just items that are designated by the legislature as school related.

The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced less than $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.

All sales of qualifying items made during the holiday period qualify for the exemption, including items sold online, or by telephone or mail. Shoppers can also use layaway plans to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.