Sales Tax Holiday/ Tax-Free Weekend, August 9-11

Starting this Friday, August 9 through midnight Sunday, August 11, you can buy most clothing, shoes, school supplies and backpacks (sold for less than $100 and you can buy up to 10) tax-free from a store in Texas or from an online or catalog seller doing business in Texas.

There is no limit to the number of qualifying items you can buy. For example, if you buy two shirts for $80 each, each shirt qualifies for the exemption because each is less than $100, even though the total purchase price is $160.

The following items do not qualify for exemption during the sales tax holiday: items sold for $100 or more; clothing subscription boxes; special-designed athletic activity or protective-use clothing or footwear (For example, gold cleats and football pads); jewelry, handbags, purses, briefcases, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, watches; computers, software and textbooks.

As a business owner, if you sell items that do not qualify for the sales tax holiday exemption, you cannot advertise that you will pay the sales tax for your customers.

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