Sales Tax holiday set for August 9-11
Jul 20, 2013 | 1251 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
AUSTIN – This year’s sales tax holiday is scheduled for Aug. 9-11 and is estimated to save Texans an estimated $74.1 million in state and local sales taxes.

The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales tax, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 spent during the weekend.

“Texas families can take advantage of the sales tax holiday when doing their back-to-school shopping,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “The tax holiday applies to a variety of items ranging from pens to jeans to help shoppers around Texas save some of their hard earned money.”

Lists of apparel and school supplies that may be purchased tax free can be found on the comptroller’s website at

The dates for the tax holiday weekend are established by the Legislature in the state tax code. The sales tax holiday has been an annual event since 1999
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