The 2015 Sales Tax Holiday in Texas, or the “tax-free shopping weekend” is coming up….from 12:01am Friday August 7 until midnight Sunday August 9. Most purchases of clothing, shoes, backpacks and school supplies are eligible for the tax-free status. The exemption applies to each eligible item that sells for less than $100, regardless of how many items are sold on the same invoice to a customer. Texas shoppers will save about eight cents on each dollar spent. It’s a good time to shop with home-town merchants and boost your local economy.
Eligible items are:
Clothing and footwear that the manufacturer designed for any age to wear on or about the human body. This does not include accessories, jewelry, handbags, purses, briefcases, luggage, wallets, watches and similar items carried on or about the human body.
School backpack with straps that one wears on the back (including one with wheels that can also be worn on the back) or a messenger bag purchased for a student in public or private elementary and secondary schools. This does not include items considered gym bag, duffel or athletic bag, briefcase, luggage or framed backpack.
School supply includes supplies purchased for use by elementary and secondary school students such as binder, book bag, calculator, cellophane tape, blackboard chalk, compass, composition book, crayons, eraser, expandable, pocket, plastic and manila folders, glue, paste, paste stick, highlighter, index cards and box, lunch box, legal pad, writing tablet, notebook, loose leaf, copy, graph, tracing, manila, construction and colored paper, poster board, pencil box, pen, marker, ruler, scissors. Not eligible are computers and textbooks.
See full list of eligible items at comptroller.texas.gov