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Whether you’re in need of book bags, blackboard chalk or bell-bottom pants, shoppers can save money on those and certain other items during the state’s sales tax holiday.
“As Texas families begin the process of replacing their beach bags with book bags, Texas’ sales tax holiday is the perfect opportunity to save some money on the supplies families need before the school bell rings,” Hegar said. “As a dad to three young children, I know how these expenses can add up.”
The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced below $100 from sales tax, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend.
This year, shoppers will save an estimated $90.3 million in state and local sales taxes during the sales tax holiday.
During this annual sales tax holiday, you can buy most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks (sold for less than $100) tax free from a Texas store or from an online or catalog seller doing business in Texas. In most cases, you do not need to give the seller an exemption certificate to buy qualifying items tax free.
The sales tax exemption applies only to qualifying items you buy during the sales tax holiday. Items you buy before or after the sales tax holiday do not qualify for exemption, and there is no tax refund available.
This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 10-12. Texas’ tax holiday weekend has been an annual event since 1999.
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