Monday, August 3, 2015

Tax-Free Weekend on School Supplies is Aug. 7-9

You know it’s Back to School time when Texas announces its annual Tax Holiday on essential school and office supplies. This tax-free weekend begins Friday, Aug. 7, and will run through store closings on Sunday, Aug. 9.

The sales holiday was created as one way to save money on essentials, but there’s a few rules: Items are only tax free if they cost less than $100. Many items, such as student clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks, sell for under $100, and thus are exempt from sales and use taxes during this weekend.

Under the tax holiday exemption, shoppers can save about $8 on every $100 spent.

In Spring Branch ISD, please visit your neighborhood campus website for school supply lists, or call the campus directly. Some stores may have campus lists, too.

Tax-free clothing and supplies include:

Standard School Supplies Items
  • Backpacks/Book Bags
  • Scissors
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Rulers
  • Paper
  • Notebooks
  • Markers/Highlighters
  • Binders
  • Composition Books
  • Folders
  • Crayons
  • Erasers
Standard Student Clothing Items
  • School Uniforms
  • Shirts
  • Shoes
  • Jeans/Pants
  • Socks
  • Underwear
The tax-free weekend has expanded to include many recreational items. For a full review of the so-called “fine print” on the Sales Tax Holiday, please visit website postings on the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts page at this location:


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