Texas Sales Tax Holiday Begins Friday


(August 7, 2014) The annual Texas sales tax holiday runs from Friday through Sunday as families prepare to send their children back to school, and Comptroller Susan Combs says shoppers can save money on certain items priced at less than $100 during the tax-free holiday weekend.

The state law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales tax, which adds up to about $8 on every $100 spent during the tax-break weekend.

Sales tax must still be paid on some items, such as luggage, computer bags, purses, wallets and watches.

Combs estimates shoppers will save nearly $83 million in state and local sales taxes during the Texas tax break weekend that's been an annual event since 1999.