Tax-Free Weekend August 10th to 12th

This year’s Sales Tax Holiday is August 10th to 12th. As in previous years, 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.

Subject to the criteria explained below, 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 use layaway plans to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.

Visit comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/publications/98-490/ for the “fine print” – important information you should know about this tax-saving event on the following:

  • Clothing and Footwear
  • Backpack
  • School Supplies
  • Layaways and Rainchecks
  • Prohibited Advertising
  • Reporting Requirements for Sellers

Some tax-exempt school supplies include:

  • Pencils/Pens
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Crayons/Markers
  • Tissues
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Erasers
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Loose-Leaf Paper
  • Binders
  • Folders
  • Pencil Pouches
  • Lunchboxes
  • Highlighters
  • Rulers
  • Calculators

The Legislature sets the dates for the sales tax holiday.