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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