Sales Tax
Rebekah Roach shops with her mother Teresa on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at JC Penny in the Killeen Mall.

Texas residents looking to get some new clothes, shoes, school supplies and backpacks can do so at a cheaper price over the weekend of Aug. 9-11.

The Texas sales tax free weekend is a great chance to save money on those and other items, according to the Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

Sales tax is exempt on qualifying items, like the ones listed above, priced below $100. That saves shoppers around $8 for every $100 they spend.

“As Texas families begin the process of replacing their beach towels with lunch boxes, the sales tax holiday is the perfect opportunity to save some money on supplies families need before the school bell rings,” Hegar said. “As a father of three, I know how these expenses can add up.”

To see what items qualify to be tax free, go to

Shoppers this year will save around $102.2 million in state and local sales taxes during the sales tax holiday.

Texas’ sales tax holiday weekend has been an annual event since 1999.


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