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Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: District 20
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Press Release
July 26, 2022
Contact: (512) 463-0120
Senator Hinojosa Reminds Texans: Back-to-School Tax Free Weekend August 5th-7th

Austin, TX – Texas's highly successful annual Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled this year from Friday, August 5th through midnight Sunday, August 7th and will offer Texans an opportunity to save millions in sales tax on clothing and various back-to-school items. The Comptroller’s office estimates that shoppers will save $112 million in state and local sales tax during this sales tax holiday. 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 opportunity for our Texas families to find bargains and low prices, and at the same time will be an economic driver for our local businesses. Given the increased costs of goods, I encourage our families to take full advantage of the sales tax holiday and save money by shopping this coming weekend. These purchases can be done in stores or from an online seller doing business in Texas," Senator Hinojosa stated.

Texans who shop during this weekend will not have to pay sales taxes on clothing, school supplies, face masks, backpacks, or footwear priced under $100. Items sold online and layaway plans qualify, as well. The following link to the Texas Comptroller's webpage will provide more information and a complete list of tax-free items: