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Tax Free Weekend 2014

Submitted by on August 3, 2014 – 12:56 pmNo Comment

Tax Free Weekend - Sales Tax Holiday

Texas Tax Free Weekend starts August 8

Tax Free Weekend is August 8th – 10th so it’s a great chance to stock up on school supplies and clothing for kids for Back to School! Subject to criteria, all sales of qualifying items made during the holiday period qualify for the exemption, including items sold online, or by telephone or mail. Lay-away plans can be used again this year to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.

As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear and school supplies from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. Backpacks under $100 and used by elementary and secondary students are also exempt. A backpack is a pack with straps one wears on the back. The exemption during the sales tax holiday includes backpacks with wheels, provided they can also be worn on the back like a traditional backpack, and messenger bags. The exemption does not include items that are reasonably defined as luggage, briefcases, athletic/duffle/gym bags, computer bags, purses or framed backpacks. Ten or fewer backpacks can be purchased tax-free at one time without providing an exemption certificate to the seller.

School Supplies that are Tax Exempt

The following is a list of qualifying school supplies (if priced less than $100):

  • Binders
  • Book bags
  • Calculators
  • Cellophane tape
  • Compasses
  • Blackboard chalk
  • Crayons
  • Composition books
  • Erasers
  • Folders; expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila
  • Glue, paste and paste sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards, Index card boxes
  • Legal pads
  • Lunch boxes
  • Markers, including dry erase markers
  • Notebooks and writing tablets
  • 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 and Scissors

For a complete list of clothing and other items that are Tax Exempt, please click here.

http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/taxholiday/d/tx98_490_clothing.html

Source:
http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/taxholiday/d/

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