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Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: District 20
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Press Release
July 31, 2023
Contact: (512) 463-0120
Senator Hinojosa Reminds Texans: Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday August 11th-13th

AUSTIN, TX — Texas's highly successful annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled this year from Friday, August 11th through midnight Sunday, August 13th, offering Texans an opportunity to save an estimated $136 million in state and local 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 annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday provides families with an opportunity to find bargains and low prices on essential back-to-school items. Not only does it benefit families, but it also serves as an economic driver for our local businesses. With the increased costs of goods, I encourage families to take full advantage of the sales tax holiday and save money by shopping during the upcoming tax-free weekend. Whether you prefer shopping in stores or online from a Texas-based seller, make sure to mark your calendars and make the most of this opportunity,” said Senator Hinojosa.

Texans who shop during this weekend will not have to pay sales taxes on most clothing, footwear, school supplies, and backpacks (sold for less than $100). Items sold online and layaway plans also qualify. For more information and a complete list of tax-free items, please visit the Texas Comptroller's webpage: