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Texas' tax-free holiday will be today through Sunday

Texas' tax-free holiday will be today through Sunday

August 10th, 2018 by Gazette Staff in Texarkana News

Texas' sales tax-free holiday on certain clothing and school supplies begins today and ends Sunday.

Texas will waive sales tax on many items typically purchased for children about to start a new school year. Adults can take advantage of the savings, as well.

Exempt items include most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced less than $100.

The sales tax exemption applies only to qualifying items bought during the sales tax holiday. Items bought before or after the sales tax holiday do not qualify for exemption, and there is no tax refund available.

For more information, visit the Texas comptroller's website at comptroller.texas.gov.

Items exempt from sales tax:


Clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks less than $100 per item

  •  Adult diapers
  •  Aprons, household
  •  Athletic socks
  •  Baby bibs
  •  Baby clothes
  •  Baby diapers
  •  Backpacks for use by elementary and secondary students
  •  Baseball caps
  •  Baseball jerseys
  •  Belts with attached buckles
  •  Blouses
  •  Boots: cowboy and hiking
  •  Bow ties
  •  Bowling shirts
  •  Bras
  •  Camp clothes
  •  Caps: baseball, fishing, golf
  •  Chef uniforms
  •  Children's novelty costumes
  •  Clerical vestments
  •  Coats and wraps
  •  Coveralls
  •  Diapers: cloth and disposable
  •  Dresses
  •  Earmuffs, cold weather
  •  Employee uniforms, unless rented
  •  Fishing caps
  •  Fishing vests, non-flotation
  •  Football jerseys
  •  Gloves: dress and leather
  •  Golf clothing: caps, dresses, jackets, windbreakers, shirts and skirts
  •  Graduation caps and gowns
  •  Gym suits and uniforms
  •  Hats
  •  Hooded shirts and sweatshirts
  •  Hosiery, including support hosiery
  •  Hunting vests
  •  Jackets
  •  Jeans
  •  Jogging apparel
  •  Knitted caps or hats
  •  Leg warmers
  •  Leotards and tights
  •  Mask, costume
  •  Neckwear and ties
  •  Nightgowns and nightshirts
  •  Painter pants
  •  Pajamas
  •  Pants
  •  Panty hose
  •  Raincoats and ponchos
  •  Rain hats
  •  Religious clothing
  •  Robes
  •  Safety shoes (adaptable for street wear)
  •  Scarves
  •  Scout uniforms
  •  Shawls and wraps
  •  Shirts
  •  Shirts (hooded)
  •  Shoes: boat, cross trainers, dress, flip-flops (rubber thongs), jellies, running (without cleats), safety (suitable for everyday use), sandals, slippers, sneakers, tennis and walking
  •  Shorts
  •  Skirts
  •  Sleepwear, nightgowns, pajamas
  •  Slippers
  •  Slips
  •  Soccer socks
  •  Socks
  •  Suits, slacks and jackets
  •  Support hosiery
  •  Suspenders
  •  Sweatshirts
  •  Sweat suits
  •  Sweaters
  •  Swimsuits
  •  Tennis accessories
  •  Tennis clothing: dresses, shorts, shoes and skirts
  •  Ties
  •  Tights
  •  Trousers
  •  Underclothes
  •  Underpants
  •  Undershirts
  •  Uniforms: school, work, nurse, waitress, military, postal, police and fire
  •  Veils
  •  Vests, including non-flotation fishing vests and hunting vests
  •  Work clothes
  •  Work uniforms
  •  Workout clothes
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