Texas shoppers have the opportunity to save money the weekend of Aug. 6-8 when sales taxes are eliminated on most clothing and school supplies priced below $100.
Shoppers can save about $8 on every $100 they spend on items such as footwear, bookbags, accessories, including headbands or jewelry and watches.
To promote social distancing, the Texas Comptroller’s office has extended tax-free weekend to include qualifying items purchased online, by mail or any other means. This includes items paid for and accepted by the vendor during the sales tax holiday but mailed after the exemption period ends.
The exemption excludes items designed and sold for athletic activity or protective use, such as golf spikes and football pads. However, items such as tennis shoes, jogging suits and swimwear, while designed for athletic purposes, are commonly worn for other purposes and qualify for the exemption.
Tax-free weekend has been an annual event since 1999 and has allowed Texans to save millions of dollars in state and local taxes. The Comptroller’s office estimates that shoppers will save an estimate $107.3 this sales tax holiday.
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