FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2015
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AUSTIN — Texas's highly successful annual Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled this year for Friday, August 7th through Sunday, August 9th and will offer Texans an opportunity to save millions in sales tax on clothing and various back-to-school items. With the new school year almost upon us, the timing is perfect for students of all ages to stock up on clothes and supplies.
"The back-to-school season is an excellent economic driver in Texas. Parents are looking for bargains and low prices on the supplies and clothes their children need for school, while businesses are competing for those dollars. I encourage our hard-working South Texas families to take full advantage of the tax holiday this weekend by budgeting early and buying as many items on your back-to-school list during this time to get the full benefit of the tax break," Senator Hinojosa stated.
Texans who shop during this weekend will not have to pay taxes on clothing, school supplies, or footwear priced under $100 and also includes such items as baby clothes, diapers, and work uniforms. The following link to the Texas Comptroller's webpage will provide more information and a complete list of tax-free items: