Annual sales tax holiday scheduled Aug. 9 to Aug. 11

By the State Comptroller's Office —

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds shoppers they can save money on
certain items priced under $100 during the state’s annual sales tax
holiday.

This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9 -11.
The
law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks
priced under $100 from sales tax, which could save shoppers about $8 on
every $100 they spend during the weekend.

“Texas families can
take advantage of the sales tax holiday when doing their back-to-school
shopping,” Combs said. “The tax holiday applies to a variety of items
ranging from pens to jeans to help shoppers around Texas save some of
their hard earned money.”

Lists of apparel and school supplies
that may be purchased tax free can be found on the Comptroller’s website
at www.TexasTaxHoliday.org.

This year, shoppers will save an estimated $74.1 million in state and local sales taxes during the Sales Tax Holiday.

The
dates for the tax holiday weekend are established by the Legislature in
the state tax code. The sales tax holiday has been an annual event
since 1999.