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:
Boots (general purpose; cowboy; hiking)
Caps (baseball, fishing, golf)
Children’s novelty costumes
Coats and wraps
Employee uniforms (unless rented)
Gym suits and uniforms
Hooded shirts and hooded sweatshirts
Hosiery, including support hosiery
Neckwear and ties
Nightgowns and nightshirts
Raincoats and ponchos
Shoes (most but not all)
Suits, slacks, and jackets
Tax-free school supplies:
Folders; expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila
Glue, paste and paste sticks
Index card boxes
Markers (including dry erase markers)
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