Countdown to Tax Free Weekend in Texas!!!

18 Aug

Okay, here are the basic things you need to know about the tax-free holiday:

Savings: You will save $8 per every $100 you spend. BUT there are also great sales going on, as well as coupons!

When: Starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday (Aug. 19) and ending at midnight Sunday (Aug. 21)

What: Most clothing, shoes, backpacks (for elementary and secondary students) and school supplies under $100.

From the Texas Comptroller’s Website: The following is an all-inclusive list of qualifying school supplies (if priced less than $100)

  • Binders
  • Book bags
  • Calculators
  • Cellophane tape
  • Blackboard chalk
  • Compasses
  • Composition books
  • Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Folders; expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila
  • Glue, paste and paste sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Index card boxes
  • Legal pads
  • Lunch boxes
  • Markers
  • Notebooks
  • Paper; loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and construction paper
  • Pencil boxes and other school supply boxes
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Protractors
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Writing tablets

List of Clothing, Footwear and Backpacks, and Their Exemption Status

TAX-FREE


  • Baby clothes
  • Backpacks for use by elementary and secondary students
  • Belts with attached buckles
  • Boots – cowboy, hiking
  • Caps/hats – baseball, fishing, golf, knitted
  • Coats and wraps
  • Diapers – adult and baby
  • Dresses
  • Gloves (generally)
  • Gym suits and uniforms
  • Hooded shirts and hooded sweatshirts
  • Hosiery
  • Jackets
  • Jeans
  • Jerseys – baseball and football
  • Jogging apparel
  • Neckwear and ties
  • Pajamas
  • Pants and trousers
  • Raincoats and ponchos
  • Robes
  • Shirts
  • Shoes – sandals, slippers, sneakers, tennis, walking
  • Socks (including athletic)
  • Shorts
  • Suits, slacks, and jackets
  • Sweatshirts
  • Sweat suits
  • Sweaters
  • Swimsuits
  • Underclothes
  • Work clothes and uniforms
TAXED
  • Accessories (generally) – barrettes, elastic ponytail holders, wallets, watches
  • Backpacks – unless for use by elementary and secondary students
  • Baseball cleats and pants
  • Belt buckles (without belt)
  • Boots – climbing, fishing, rubber work boots, ski, waders
  • Buttons and zippers
  • Cloth and lace, knitting yarns, and other fabrics
  • Dry cleaning services
  • Football pants
  • Golf gloves
  • Handbags and purses
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Hard hats
  • Helmets – bike, baseball, football, hockey, motorcycle, sports
  • Ice skates
  • Jewelry
  • Laundering services
  • Leather goods – except belts with buckles and wearing apparel
  • Pads – football, hockey, soccer, elbow, knee, shoulder
  • Personal flotation devices
  • Rented clothing (including uniforms, formal wear, and costumes)
  • Roller blades and skates
  • Safety clothing, glasses
  • Shoes – bicycle (cleated), bowling, golf
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