Texas Sales Tax Holiday this weekend

Published 9:27 am Saturday, August 12, 2017

Special to The Leader

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers the annual sales tax holiday is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-13.
The holiday began on Friday.

The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced for less than $100 from sales tax, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend.

Lists of apparel and school supplies that may be purchased tax-free can be found on the Comptroller’s website at TexasTaxHoliday.org.

This year, shoppers are expected to save an estimated $87 million in state and local sales taxes during the sales tax holiday, which has been an annual event since 1999.