What’s included in Tax-Free Weekend?

Heading back to school? Tax-Free Weekend is right around the corner to save you some money.

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Every year people have questions about what is included during the weekend of exempt tax. This year, the sales tax holiday is slated for Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 10-12.

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 weekendย according to the Texas Comptroller.

Qualifying school supplies (if less than $100):

  • Binders
  • Book bags
  • Calculators
  • Cellophane tape
  • Blackboard chalk
  • Compasses
  • Composition books
  • Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Folders; expandable, pocket, plastic and manilla
  • Glue, paste and paste sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Index card boxes
  • Legal pads
  • Lunch boxes
  • Markers
  • Notebooks
  • Paper
  • Pencil boxes
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pencils
  • Protractors
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Writing tablets

Qualifying clothing, footwear and other items

  • Sandals
  • Tennis shoes
  • Hats
  • Socks
  • Jackets
  • Jeans
  • Neckwear and ties
  • Scarves
  • Workout clothes
  • Uniforms
  • Swimsuits
  • Raincoats
  • Bras
  • Slippers
  • Skirts

 

Information Courtesy of Author:ย Alisha Ebrahimji Published:ย 10:03 AM CDT August 1, 2017 Updated:ย 7:48 AM CDT July 27, 2018

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