Texas sales tax holiday Aug. 20-22

August 20, 2010 8:47:09 AM PDT
The Texas sales tax holiday is Aug. 20-22 as shoppers prepare to head for stores the weekend before most public schools resume classes. The Texas comptroller's office says 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.

The agency says backpacks under $100 and used by elementary and secondary students are also exempt.

The 2009 Legislature expanded the list of items qualifying for tax exemption during the three-day weekend. Texas families get a sales tax break on most school supplies priced at less than $100 purchased for use by a student in an elementary or secondary school.

See the list of items that are tax free, and those that do not qualify


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