Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 1, 2016
(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers the annual sales tax holiday is scheduled for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5 – 7.
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 will save an estimated $92 million in state and local sales taxes during the sales tax holiday, which has been an annual event since 1999.
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