These items will be tax-free August 11-13 during the Texas state tax holiday


Buyers can save money during the Texas sales tax holiday weekend on August 11-13, when most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks are exempt from sales tax.

According to a statement from Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, the sales tax holiday weekend started in 1999 and has since become an annual event. Shoppers save about $8 on every $100 spent over the weekend. Total savings this year will be an estimated $87 million in state and local taxes, the statement said.

“Most folks won’t hear the back-to-school bell for another month, but it’s never too early to take advantage of the opportunity to save money on everything from ball caps to ballpoint pens,” Hegar said in a statement. “As the father of three young children, I know how these expenses can add up.”

The Comptroller’s website also released lists of tax-free apparel and school supplies.

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