Texas sales tax holiday starts on Aug. 6

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds people to save money this weekend

Texas sales tax holiday starts on Aug. 6

AUSTIN, Texas — If you are interested in shopping for school supplies and clothes over the weekend, don’t forget this weekend is the state’s sales tax holiday. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers they can save money during this sales tax holiday, which starts on Friday, Aug. 6 and ends on Sunday, Aug. 8.

State law exempts sales tax on qualified items, including clothes, footwear, school supplies and backpacks, with prices below $100. This will save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. The Texas Legislature sets the date of the sales tax holiday and the list of tax-exempt items.

You can view the list of apparel and school supplies that may be purchased tax-free on the Comptroller’s website at TexasTaxHoliday.org.

During the annual sales tax holiday, qualifying items can be bought tax-free online or by telephone, mail, custom order or any other means when either:

  • the item is both delivered to and paid for by, the customer during the exemption period; or
  • the customer orders and pays for the item, and the seller accepts the order during the exemption period for
  • immediate shipment, even if delivery is made after the exemption period ends.

Since 1999, Texas’ sales tax holiday weekend has been an annual event. The Comptroller’s office estimates shoppers will save approximately $107.3 million in state and local sales tas over the weekend.