Texas Tax Free Weekend is August 17 – 19
Texas Tax Free Weekend starts August 17
Are you making your lists and checking them twice? No, it’s not Christmas but any cost-savings feels like it! It’s time for Tax Free weekend 2012, a great chance to stock up on school supplies and clothing for kids for Back to School!
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As in previous years, 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. 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):
- Book bags
- Cellophane tape
- Blackboard chalk
- Composition books
- Folders; expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila
- Glue, paste and paste sticks
- 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.