Texas Sales Tax Free Weekend 2012

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Texas Sales Tax Free Weekend 2012.  It's that time of year again for the State of Texas to have it's "Sales Tax Holiday", Aug. 17 (Fri.), 18 (Sat.), and 19th (Sun.).

Are you new to Texas, and haven't heard about this weekend? It happens one weekend a year right before school starts and applies mostly to clothes and school supplies priced under $100. Local and state sales tax will not be collected on certain back-to-school items.

I happened to go out on one of these weekends a long time ago without knowing about about it and the stores were packed, and baskets were filled to the brim. If you're not into crowds and long lines, and don't really need to shop this weekend, you might want to change your plans : ) Traffic around the malls and shopping centers will also be more congested than normal.

There are some stipulations to this sale, it doesn't apply to everything, and I did see quite a few people that were frustrated once they got to the registers, only to find out that the items they had picked out weren't eligible.

If you go to the Sales Tax Holiday/Tax-Free Weekend link it will give you more details on what is included.

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Comments (10)

Nan Jester
Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery

We have that here, too. I actually went out but found that either things were already picked over or they hadn't put out their best stuff yet to get rid of their older stock. Strange, I thought.

Aug 16, 2012 05:50 AM
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Cindy: Thanks for the reminder. A good way to shop and save money.

Have anice weekend.


Aug 16, 2012 06:49 AM
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

Nan, I hear ya, I won't be shopping this weekend!  

Carl & Ceil, you're right, every little bit helps, have a great weekend too...stay cool!

Aug 16, 2012 08:33 AM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

I think that this is the best thing for parents with school age children. However, this is the weekend I don't go to the mall or anywhere else in Texas to shop!

Aug 16, 2012 12:45 PM
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

Sussie, exactly the whole state will be out shopping this weekend...no where is safe...lol!

Aug 16, 2012 02:38 PM
Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

How cool is that, Cindy!? I hope you got everything you needed and the crowds weren't too bad! =D

Aug 27, 2012 09:48 AM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Cindy:  Great post... lots of money saved by parents buying things for their kids.

But... more important... CONGRATULATIONS on your hitting the 600,000 Active Rain Points plateau.  Way to go.  Lots of work involved, but you did it. 

Hooray for you !

Sep 03, 2012 03:42 PM
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

Peg, Oh, no, you're not gonna catch me out on that weekend.

Thanks so much Karen, I don't blog much anymore, so I had no idea I was even close to 600K, but yes, it was alot of work and took a long time.  Don't know how some of these people are over a million points...!

Sep 14, 2012 05:39 PM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Cindy ~ For anyone living in TX that is such a great idea for back-to-school necessities!  We don't have a sales tax here in Oregon -- but I've heard the state gets their $$ from us in other ways!

Sep 29, 2012 10:32 AM
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

Hey Maureen, I didn't know that about Oregon.  We don't have income tax, or tax on food that is not prepared, but other than that yes, they will get you in other ways.

Oct 16, 2012 05:22 PM