Texas school tax holiday coming Aug. 10-12

Parents looking to buy school clothing and supplies will want to take advantage of an upcoming Texas sales tax holiday on Aug. 10-12.

During this three-day holiday, most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks (sold for less than $100) will be tax free if sold in a Texas store or from an online retailer located in Texas. The savings is about $8 on every $100 purchased in tax-free items.

The Sales Tax Holiday for back-to-school items is held every August in Texas and is one of four annual sales tax holidays. The others are the Emergency Preparation Supplies holiday in April, and the Texas EnergyStar and Water-Efficient Products holidays on Memorial Day weekend.

The school sales tax holiday allows parents to stock up on clothing and school supplies their students will need as they return to school this August. Most clothing and footwear items are included, though there are some exceptions.

The holiday begins Friday, Aug. 10, and goes through midnight Sunday, Aug. 12.
To see a full list of tax-free items, click the following links:



According to Comptroller Glenn Hegar, Texans are expected to save $90.3 million during the three-day tax holiday.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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