Friday August 10th through Sunday August 12th, 2018. The Texas Legislature has set these days as a Sales Tax Holiday.
As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks sold for less than $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.
All sales of qualifying items made during the holiday period qualify for the exemption, including items sold online, or by telephone or mail. Shoppers can use layaway plans to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.
For all the details and restrictions and more information on Backpacks, Special Purchases, School Supplies Purchased Using a Business Account, Layaways, Special Orders and Rain Checks, additional charges affecting the Sales Price, Delivery, Shipping, Handling and Transportation Charges; go to https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/publications/98-490/.
Note – Items you buy before or after the sales tax holiday do not qualify for exemption, and there is no tax refund available.
Items that do not qualify: framed backpacks, luggage, briefcases, athletic, duffel or gym bags, computer bags and purses.