Tax Free Weekend

August 08, 2014

Tax Free Weekend set for August 8-10

With school districts across the state gearing up for a new year, parents across Texas are looking for ways to save money when it comes to back-to-school shopping.

Tax Free Weekend, Texas’ annual sales tax holiday on clothing, shoes and school supplies under $100, begins Friday, and Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs wants all state residents to benefit from the savings.

“This year, shoppers will save an estimated $82.7 million in state and local sales taxes during the sales tax holiday,” a Texas Comptroller’s Office press release states.

Tax Free Weekend, an annual event since 1999, allows Texas shoppers to save about $8 on every $100 spent during the three-day event.

Most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced below $100 are eligible for the tax reprieve — provided they are considered general purpose items. Single-purpose items, like athletic cleats, hard hats and rubber boots, and most accessories are not eligible.

For a full list of apparel and school supplies that may be purchased tax fee, visit the comptroller’s website at