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Texas Tax Free Weekend Gets You Ready for Back to School

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Mark your calendars for the upcoming tax free weekend. Texas tax free weekend is August 7-9 this year. That’s just a month away!

Texas tax free weekend will be August 7-9th this year. What does this mean exactly? You can save money on anything from pens and pencils, backpacks, to shoes/clothing and more. Items priced under $100 can be bought without having to pay the State sales tax of 8.25%. That means you are saving about $8 for every $100 you spend.

There are of course a few exceptions to which this “no tax” applies. The list of what is considered taxable or not can be found here. These school supplies must be under $100 but are considered tax free. You can see a full list of what can and can’t be purchased tax free on the Comptroller’s website.

This holiday began in 1999 and it’s estimated that almost $65 million dollars will be saved this year alone by shoppers not having to pay sales taxes.

Do you take advantage of tax free weekend when buying your back to school supplies and clothing?

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