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Sales tax holiday Texas

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As Texas students prepare to head back to school, the Lone Star State is giving shoppers a break on sales taxes for certain items. See below for 2015 Texas tax holiday dates, tax-exempt items and notable rules and exceptions. Limits shown reflect cost per item.

Sales tax holiday in Texas

Tax holiday dates Aug. 7-9
Tax-exemption items and price limits
  • Clothing and footwear: less than $100
  • Backpacks: less than $100
  • School supplies: less than $100
Notable holiday rules, exceptions Backpacks with wheels are tax-free as long as they have straps that allow them to be worn as a traditional backpack.

Source: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts