The annual Texas Tax Free Weekend is here. If you haven’t already started shopping for school clothes, supplies and shoes, you can save some money this weekend.
The annual sales tax holiday happens Aug. 10-12. Texas residents can buy most back-to-school items without having to pay sales tax.
But there are exceptions to the rule. When you’re looking at backpacks for the kids, make sure you check the price tag, because anything that’s $100 or over won’t qualify. Other items that won’t qualify include purses, duffle bags, athletic bags, brief cases and computer bags.
There are also vague descriptions for footwear that may confuse shoppers, especially if their child is participating in sports. That means golf shoes, football cleats or any other sporting footwear are not tax exempt items. Sneakers and tennis shoes are acceptable tax-free items.
Along with clarifications on what you can and can’t be taxed for this weekend, the Texas Comptrollers Office answers FAQ’s about the tax-exempt holiday.