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Posted on: July 27, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Remember State Sales Tax Holiday

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This year’s sales tax holiday begins Friday, Aug. 11 and ends midnight Sunday, Aug. 13.

The sales tax exemption applies only to qualifying items that you have to buy during that time period only. Anything before or after the sales tax holiday does not qualify.

Qualifying Items according to the Texas Comptroller's website:

List of clothing, footwear and other items

https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/publications/98-490/clothing-footwear.php

List of school supplies

https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/publications/98-490/school-supplies.php

Face Masks

Cloth and disposable fabric face masks meet the definition of an article of clothing and are exempt from sales tax during the upcoming Sales Tax Holiday.

Backpacks

During the sales tax holiday, student backpacks sold for less than $100 are exempt from tax.

During the sales tax holiday, student backpacks sold for less than $100 are exempt from tax.

The exemption includes backpacks with wheels and messenger bags. You can buy up to 10 backpacks tax-free at one time without giving an exemption certificate to the seller.

For more information, please log onto:

https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/publications/98-490/

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