Want To Save Money On Back To School Shopping?

Well, you’re in luck because the best time to shop for supplies across Texas will be the Sales Tax Holiday weekend starting this Friday August 5th and going through Sunday, August 7th! You won’t pay taxes on school supplies or most clothing and footwear that cost up to $100. There’s no limit on the number of items you can buy and the $99.99 limit is per item — not per purchase! And on top of that, many stores will have sales this weekend to help save even more money! 

School supplies that qualify for Sales Tax Holiday 

  • Binders 
  • Blackboard chalk 
  • Book bags 
  • Calculators 
  • Cellophane tape 
  • Compasses 
  • Composition books 
  • Crayons 
  • Erasers 
  • Folders – expandable, pocket, plastic and manila  
  • Glue, paste and paste sticks 
  • Highlighters 
  • Index cards 
  • Index card boxes 
  • Kits offered by retailers 
  • Legal pads 
  • Lunch boxes 
  • Markers (including dry erase markers) 
  • Notebooks 
  • Paper – loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and construction paper 
  • Pencil boxes and other school supply boxes 
  • Pencil sharpeners 
  • Pencils 
  • Pens 
  • Protractors 
  • Rulers 
  • Scissors 
  • Writing tablets 
  • Adult diapers  
  • Aprons (household)  
  • Athletic socks 
  • Baby bibs  
  • Baby clothes  
  • Baby diapers (cloth or disposable)  
  • Backpacks for elementary/secondary students 
  • Baseball caps 
  • Baseball jerseys 
  • Blouses 
  • Boots: General purpose; fashion; cowboy; hiking 
  • General purpose/fashion 
  • 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 
  • Employee uniforms (unless rented) 
  • Fishing caps 
  • Fishing vests (non-flotation)  
  • Football jerseys 
  • Gloves: General use; leather 
  • Golf caps  
  • Golf dresses  
  • Golf jackets and windbreakers  
  • Golf shirts  
  • Golf skirts  
  • Graduation caps and gowns  
  • Gym suits and uniforms  
  • Hats 
  • Hooded shirts and hooded sweatshirts 
  • Hosiery, including support hosiery  
  • Hunting vests  
  • Jackets 
  • Jeans  
  • Jogging apparel  
  • Knitted caps or hats  
  • Leg warmers  
  • Leotards and tights  
  • Mask, costume  
  • Mask, cloth, and disposable fabric face masks  
  • Neckwear and ties 
  • Nightgowns and nightshirts  
  • Painter pants 
  • Pajamas  
  • Pants  
  • Pantyhose  
  • 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 and tennis  
  • Tennis 
  • 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 dresses  
  • Tennis shorts  
  • Tennis shoes  
  • Tennis skirts  
  • Ties (neckties – all) 
  • Tights  
  • Trousers 
  • Underclothes 
  • Underpants  
  • Undershirts  
  • Uniforms (school, work, nurse, waitress, military, postal, police, fire)  
  • Veils  
  • Vests (generally)  
  • Fishing (non-flotation) 
  • Hunting 
  • Work clothes  
  • Work uniforms  
  • Workout clothes  

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