Annual Sales Tax Holiday Is Coming!

By
Real Estate Agent with Your Home Free

Backpack

It's that time of year.  Backpacks without dirt.  Lunch boxes without crumbs.  Shoes without scuffs.  

If you are a Texan, you know that the annual Tax-Free Holiday is one you either look forward to or try to avoid shopping those three days.  

For those of you who don't know what I am talking about, August 9-11, 2013 is the time that residents can save sales tax on back-to-school items up to $100.  That doesn't mean you can't make five separate purchases under $100 but you only get tax off up to $100.  Many local stores also have great sales this weekend so keep your eyes peeled!

What are you able to buy TAX FREE on August 9-11?  Here is the list:

  • Baby clothes
  • Binders
  • Backpacks for use by elementary and seconary students
  • Coats and wraps
  • Calculators
  • Crayons
  • Diapers
  • Dresses
  • Erasers
  • Folders
  • Glue
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Jackets
  • Jeans
  • Lunch boxes
  • Markers
  • Notebooks
  • Pajamas
  • Paper
  • Pants
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Protractors
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Shirts
  • Swimsuits
  • Underclothes
  • Writing tablets

Enjoy saving a little money while getting your kids excited about heading back to school!

Comments (3)

Jean Hanley
Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters - Hemet, CA
Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes

Wow, Tricia, what a great promotion.  Any time we can get away without paying some sort of tax or premium, we are ahead of the game.

Jul 31, 2013 06:35 AM
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Ours here in Florida is coming soon as well one of our states many great promotions.

Jul 31, 2013 11:41 AM
Tricia Hoffmann
Your Home Free - Highland Village, TX

Yes Jean, that is certainly the case!  Although, many moms say "Saving $8 isn't worth it to fight those crowds!"

I knew some other states did it too Charles.  Glad you get to participate!

Jul 31, 2013 02:23 PM