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Sales Tax Free Weekend August 11-13, 2017

Submitted by on July 24, 2017 – 8:56 amNo Comment

Tax Free Weekend - Sales Tax Holiday

Sales Tax Free Weekend is August 11-13, 2017

For 2017, the sales tax holiday in Texas is August 11th-13th which allows you to save money on school supplies, most clothing, footwear and backpacks priced less than $100. Subject to certain criteria, qualifying items sold online, by telephone or mail during the tax free weekend are eligible for tax exempt status. Shoppers can also use layaway plans to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.

School Supplies that are Tax Exempt

The following is a list of qualifying school supplies (if priced less than $100) purchased by a student in elementary or secondary school:

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

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