Back To School Savings: Tax Free Weekend In Texas Aug 8th-10th

Published On August 8, 2014 | By admin | Local & Worldwide News

Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes on August 8-10, 2014 – the state’s annual sales tax holiday. Take note: it’s earlier again in 2014. Lay-away plans can be used again this year to take advantage of the sales tax holiday. This is great for back-to-school shopping.

The law exempts most clothing and footwear priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, saving hoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. Other tax-free items include school supplies under $100 and backpacks under $100 for elementary and secondary students.

Tax-Free Items

Tax free items include everything from baby clothes and diapers to dresses and t-shirts. Undergarments, swimsuits, jeans, pants, skirts and slacks are tax-free items. So are sneakers, sandals and socks. Sweaters and sweatshirts are not taxed either; not that you’ll need them right now.


Taxable items tend to be the more specialized, less necessary items of clothing such as jewelry, hair accessories, purses, football pants and golf gloves. Regular shoes (sandals, slippers, sneakers) are exempt, but cleated shoes, fishing boots and ballet slippers are not. A more complete list of exempt and non-exempt items can be found on the state of Texas website

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