Most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced at less than $100 are exempt from sales tax this weekend, according to the office of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, which oversees sales tax collection in the state. This exemption saves shoppers about $8 for every $100 they spend. The sales tax exemption applies to each item priced at less than $100. Items priced at $100 or more pay the full amount of sales tax, according to the state comptroller’s website.
The holiday extends to layaway plans and items sold online, by phone or by mail order.
What is exempt from sales tax this weekend?
- School supplies
- Clothing priced at $100 or less per item
- Student backpacks priced at $100 or less
- Layaway plans on qualifying items
- Online, phone and mail-order purchases made in Texas from Texas businesses
- Rentals and leases of qualifying backpacks or school supplies
What is not exempt from sales tax this weekend?
- Clothing designed specifically for athletic activity (cleats, football pads, etc.)
- Jewelry and accessories
- Textbooks, computers and software