During the Tax-Free Weekend as it is known, shoppers are exempt from the 8.25-percent sales and use tax traditionally charged for school supplies and for most clothing and footwear priced under $100.
The Texas Legislature created the tax holiday three years ago by exempting most clothing items, shoes, school supplies and backpacks priced at less than $100. During the scheduled tax holiday, families can save more than $8 on each $100 spent for qualifying school related purchases.
Traditional Back-to-School student school supplies that qualify for Tax-Free Weekend include:
- School backpacks (but not luggage, athletic or computer bags)
- Composition books
- Pencils and pencil boxes
- Folders, including expandable, pocket, plastic and manila folders
For more information on the Tax-Free Weekend and to view full lists of qualifying items, please visit the State of Texas Comptroller’s website.