Citizens of Texas enjoy another tax-free weekend, August 11-13, on most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks under $100.

Started in 1999, the annual event require retailers to waive state and local sales tax on most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced less than $100 during this holiday. The sales tax exemption also includes items sold online, or by telephone or mail, but is not applicable to jewelries, handbags, luggages, wallets, watches, Apple iPhones, and new sports equipment.

For people with a tighter budget, you can use a layaway plan in Texas to buy tax-free items, as long as it’s put on layaway during the holiday.

According to khou.com, Texans have saved more than $1 billion since this holiday started.

 

Examples of tax-free clothing, footwear:
Adult diapers
Baby clothes
Baby diapers
Blouses
Boots (general purpose; cowboy; hiking)
Bras
Caps (baseball, fishing, golf)
Children’s novelty costumes
Coats and wraps
Dresses
Employee uniforms (unless rented)
Gym suits and uniforms
Hats
Hooded shirts and hooded sweatshirts
Hosiery, including support hosiery
Jackets
Jeans
Jogging apparel
Neckwear and ties
Nightgowns and nightshirts
Pajamas
Pants
Panty hose
Raincoats and ponchos
Robes
Scout uniforms
Shirts
Shoes (most but not all)
Shorts
Skirts
Socks
Suits, slacks, and jackets
Sweaters
Swimsuits
Underclothes
Work clothes
Work uniforms
Workout clothes

Tax-free school supplies:
Binders
Book bags
Calculators
Cellophane tape
Blackboard chalk
Compasses
Composition books
Crayons
Erasers
Folders; expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila
Glue, paste and paste sticks
Highlighters
Index cards
Index card boxes
Legal pads
Lunch boxes
Markers (including dry erase markers)
Notebooks
Paper; loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and construction paper
Pencil boxes and other school supply boxes
Pencil sharpeners
Pencils
Pens
Protractors
Rulers
Scissors
Writing tablets