Tax Free Shopping Weekend 2012 is here Dallas Texas

Real Estate Agent with 214.422.0729
That's right ... there is NO Sales Tax my fellow Dallas Texans on a good number of items this weekend, Aug 17th-19th!
This "shopping holiday" comes just in time for most Dallas/Ft Worth families as a majority of area schools around the DFW Metroplex First Day of School is Monday, August 27th.
In this economy, we've all learned to really stretch the dollar and Back to School Shopping is no 2011 Tax Free Shopping weekendexception! In addition to getting items without paying the 8.25% Sales Tax, many stores are offering Special Sales and Coupons.

*To get the Tax Exemption, each approved individual item must be less than $100 ... 2 shirts that are $60 each = $120 total bill will not be taxed the 8.25% BUT a pair of jeans that is $120 will be taxed the 8.25% because it was more than $100.
So just WHAT is an Approved Item on the TAX FREE SHOPPING LIST?
More than you'd think! Baby & even Adult Diapers, School Supplies, Computers, Pajamas, & even Neck Ties! Unfortunetely, most sporting items like football cleats, volleyball knee pads, ect are NOT included in this Tax Free Shopping Holiday. *Here's to see the what is and isn't included on the TAX FREE SHOPPING LIST
So channel your inner Extreame Couponing self & get shopping ... responsibly of course!  Here's some great tips on how to get the most out of your dollars ...
  1. Plan out your School Supply/Clothes Shopping for the year, or as much as possible 
  2. Partner Coupons & additional Store Sales to really get more bang for your buck all while Not Paying TAXES
  3. Don't do all your shopping in 1 store ... buy the deals at the store then move on to another store and buy their deals. Yes, this means your going to have to do a little "recon"
  4. Don't Pay with your Company Credit Card or Company Check if you want to get the 8.25% discount ... but other than that, there's no forms you need to fill out or proof of you having a kid ~ So Single, Kid Free people ... go get your shopping on too  ;)

Comments (6)

Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

We have NO tax free shpping weekends in Pennsylvania.  We were in Charleston, SC about 2 weeks ago and they were having one of those.  Great post for people in your area!

Aug 16, 2012 11:05 AM
Samantha Smith
214.422.0729 - Rowlett, TX
Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate

Oh that stinks ... it doesn't sound like a big savings but it adds up, especially when stores add in big sales bc they know people will be out shopping!

Aug 16, 2012 12:15 PM
The Isaacs Team LLC | Compass
1313 14th St NW DC 20005 - Washington, DC

Nice!  Great of you to remind Dallas residents about the tax-free days, Sam. Everybody needs a good excuse to shop  ; )

Aug 19, 2012 11:18 PM
Samantha Smith
214.422.0729 - Rowlett, TX
Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate

Thanks Susan! I actually went out on Friday to hit the stores with nothing really in mind & found some great deals :))

Aug 19, 2012 11:40 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Samantha -- I have heard of some of these "tax-free holidays" in other states but never in California.  I hope it was successful - the timing with back-to-school around the corner will be helpful for many families.

Aug 20, 2012 04:44 AM
Samantha Smith
214.422.0729 - Rowlett, TX
Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate

@Michael ~ I think every state should host these "Tax Free" shopping Holidays especially since the schools have required that children come to school with more items then when we were in school! When you think about it, 8.25% off is not that much but again, every lil'bit helps!

Aug 20, 2012 05:48 AM