Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tax Free Weekend – Texas is Aug 19-21

Tax free weekend is coming up for most of us. It is hard to get excited about a sale where you are saving 8.25% BUT the sales that they run on top of that are killer!
The tax free weekend for general merchandise purchased in Texas is scheduled for August 19-21, 2011 and applies to the following items:
  • Clothing and footwear under $100
  • School supplies under $100
  • Backpacks under $100 for elementary and secondary students
  • Includes layaway items
Keep in mind, too, that not all general merchandise items are included in the sales tax holiday. For example, cowboy boots and climbing boots are tax-free, but ski boots are still taxed during Texas’ tax free weekend. In fact, many sporting goods are not included in the sales tax holiday at all in Texas, like cleats, football pads, and protective helmets, so make sure that you read Texas’ Sales Tax Holiday web page before heading out to the mall.

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