Texas Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend Tips and Reminders

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Here is your reminder for the annual sales tax holiday is scheduled for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-12.

This year, shoppers will save an estimated $90.3 million in state and local sales taxes during the sales tax holiday, which has been an annual event since 1999.

The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced below $100 from sales tax, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend.

For more lists of apparel and school supplies that may be purchased tax-free head over to Comptroller’s website

Here is a quick list of Tax exempt school supplies :

• Binders

• Book bags

• Calculators

• Cellophane tape

• Blackboard chalk

• Compasses

• Composition books

• Crayons

• Erasers

• Folders

• Highlighters

• Index cards

• Index card boxes

• Legal pads

• Lunch boxes

• Markers

• Notebooks

• Paper

• Pencil and other school supply boxes

• Pencil sharpeners

• Pencils

• Pens

• Protractors

• Rulers

• Scissors

• Writing tablets

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