Sales tax holiday to include school supplies
Great news for back-to-school shoppers.
For the first time since it began in 1999, the annual August sales tax holiday will include most school supplies.
“A lot of families look forward to saving their hard-earned money during the sales tax holiday weekend,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “Now they can make their back-to-school budgets stretch even further because more than two dozen school supply items will be tax-free.”
House Bill 1801 identifies school supplies priced less than $100 that will be exempt from state and local sales tax for the tax-free weekend. The full list can be found below.
These items are in addition to school backpacks and most clothing and shoes priced less than $100 already designated tax-free during the weekend of Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 21–23.
Paper (loose leaf ruled notebook
paper, copy paper, graph paper,
tracing paper, manila paper,
colored paper, poster board,
Pencil boxes and other school
Folders (expandable, pocket,
Glue, paste and paste sticks
Index card boxes