Sales tax holiday is this weekend
Shoppers should remember Texas's annual sales tax holiday is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8-10.
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.
Included in the sale are:
• Most footwear and clothing that are sold for less than $100. 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. For example, if a customer purchases two shirts for $80 each, then both items qualify for the exemption, even though the customer's total purchase price ($160) exceeds $99.99.
• The list of eligible clothing items is vast and not intuitive. For instance, adult diapers and aprons are exempt, but handkerchiefs and purses are not. Complete lists of apparel and school supplies that may be purchased tax free can be found at TexasTaxHoliday.org.
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