Tax Free Weekend!

Support Your Local Merchants! Shop Locally!
by Scott Hansen

DALLAS, TX – The Texas Legislature established the August Sales Tax Holiday to provide individuals and families a tax free holiday while purchasing school supplies for their children. This year’s tax free weekend is from Friday, August 7th until Sunday, August 9th.

As in the past, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies, and backpacks priced below $100.  The Sales Tax Holiday has allowed families with school-aged children to make the most of their dollars by saving them about $8 on every $100 spent.   The following items listed below, provided by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, will not be taxed.

A-B
Adult diapers
Aprons (household)
Athletic socks
Baby bibs
Baby clothes
Baby diapers
Backpacks (elementary/secondary students only)
Baseball caps
Baseball jerseys
Belts with buckles
Binders
Blackboard chalk
Blouses
Book bags
Boots (including:  Cowboy & Hiking)
Bow ties
Bowling shirts
Bras

C-F
Calculators
Camp clothes
Caps
Cellophane tape
Chef uniforms
Children’s novelty costumes
Clerical vestments
Coats/Wraps
Compasses
Composition books
Coveralls
Crayons
Diapers
Dresses
Employee uniforms
Erasers
Fishing caps
Fishing vests
Folders
Football jerseys

G
Gloves (including: Dress & Leather)
Glue
Golf dresses
Golf jackets
Golf shirts
Golf skirts
Golf windbreakers
Graduation caps & gowns
Gym suits & uniforms

H
Hats
Highlighters
Hooded Shirts
Hooded Sweatshirts
Hosiery
Hunting Vests

I-J 
Index cards
Index card boxes
Jackets
Jeans
Jogging apparel

K-M
Knitted caps/hats
Legal pads
Leg warmers
Leotards/tights
Lunch boxes
Markers
Mask, costume
N-R
Neckwear/ties
Nightgowns/shirts
Notebooks
Painter pants
Pajamas
Pants
Panty hose
Paper (including notebook, copy, graph, tracing, construction, poster board, and manila)
Pencils
Pencil boxes
Pencil sharpeners
Pens
Protractors
Raincoats/ponchos
Rain hats
Religious clothing
Robes
Rulers

S
Scarves
Scissors
Scout uniforms
Shawls/wraps
Shirts
Shirts (hooded)
Shoes (including: Boat, Cross trainers, Dress, Flip-flops, Jellies, Running. Safety, Sandals, Slippers, Sneakers/ tennis, Walking)
Shorts
Skirts
Sleepwear
Slips
Soccer socks
Socks
Suits/slacks/jackets
Support hosiery
Suspenders
Sweatshirts
Sweat suits
Sweaters
Swimsuits

T
Tennis dresses
Tennis shorts
Tennis skirts
Ties
Tights
Trousers

U-W
Underclothes
Underpants
Undershirts
Uniforms
Veils
Vests (fishing & hunting)
Work clothes
Work uniforms
Workout clothes
Writing tablets