Sales Tax Holiday Tax-Free Weekend

Plan ahead for August 9th-11th, 2013

Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes on August 9th, 10th and 11th - the state's annual tax holiday. Lay-away plans can be used again this year to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.

As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing and footwear priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. Backpacks under $100 and used by elementary and secondary students are also exempt. A backpack is a pack with straps one wears on the back. The exemption during the sales tax holiday includes backpacks with wheels, provided they can also be worn on the back like a traditional backpack, and messenger bags. The exemption does not include items that are reasonably defined as luggage, briefcases, athletic/duffle/gym bags, computer bags, purses or framed backpacks. Ten or fewer backpacks can be purchased tax-free at one time without providing an exemption certificate to the seller.

• List of Qualifying Clothing, Footwear and Other Items - click here

• List of Qualifying School Supplies - click here

• Frequently Asked Questions - click here

• Rule 3.365, Sales Tax Holiday--Clothing, Shoes & School Supplies
   - click here

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