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~ 1 year, 0 mos ago   Aug 07 2019, 8:57am 
It's almost time to send the little ones back to their respective schools following the summer break. That means back-to-school shopping is in full swing, and the annual tax holiday is the official starting point.
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This year's Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend, August 9 - 11. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced less than $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. Below are specific items and the category they fall under.
T = Taxable & E = Exempt List Of Clothing, Footwear and Other Items:

Accessories (generally) (T)
-Barrettes (T)
-Belt buckles (sold separately) (T)
-Bobby pins (T)
-Briefcases (T)
-Elastic ponytail holders (T)
-Hair bows (T)
-Hair clips (T)
-Handbags (T)
-Handkerchiefs (T)
-Headbands (T)
-Jewelry (T)
-Key cases (T)
-Purses (T)
-Wallets (T)
-Watch bands (T)
-Watches (T)
Adult diapers (E)
Alterations (T)
Aprons (household) (E)
Aprons (welders) (T)
Athletic socks (E)
Baby bibs (E)
Baby clothes (E)
Baby diapers (cloth or disposable) (E)
Backpacks (unless for use by elementary/secondary students) (T)
Baseball caps (E)
Baseball cleats (T)
Baseball gloves (T)
Baseball jerseys (E)
Baseball pants (T)
Bathing caps (T)
Belt buckles (T)
Belts with attached buckles (E)
Belts for weight lifting (T)
Bicycle shoes (cleated) (T)
Blouses (E)
Boots (general purpose) (E)
-Climbing (cleated or spiked) (T)
-Cowboy (E)
-Fishing (waders) (T)
-Hiking (E)
-Overshoes and galoshes (T)
-Rubber work boots (T)
-Ski (T)
-Waders (T)
Bow ties (E)
Bowling shirts (E)
Bowling shoes (rented and sold) (T)
Bras (E)
Buttons and zippers (T)
Camp clothes (E)
Caps (baseball, fishing, golf) (E)
Chef uniforms (E)
Children's novelty costumes (E)
Chest protectors (T)
Clerical vestments (E)
Cloth and lace, knitting yarns, and other fabrics (T)
Clothing repair items (thread, buttons, tapes, iron-on patches) (T)
Coats and wraps (E)
Corsages and boutonnieres (T)
Coveralls (E)
Diapers (cloth and disposable) (E)
Dresses (E)
Dry cleaning services (T)
Earmuffs Cold weather (E)
Noise cancellation or noise cancelling (T)
Elbow pads (T)
Embroider (T)
Employee uniforms (unless rented) (E)
Fabrics, thread, buttons, lace, patterns, knitting yarns (T)
Fins (swim) (T)
Fishing boots (waders) (T)
Fishing caps (E)
Fishing vests (non-flotation) (E)
Football jerseys (E)
Football pads (T)
Football pants (T)
Gloves (generally) (E)
-Baseball (T)
-Batting (T)
-Bicycle (T)
-Dress (unless rented) (E)
-Garden (T)
-Golf (T)
-Hockey (T)
-Leather (E)
-Rubber (T)
-Surgical (T)
-Tennis (T)
-Work (T)
Goggles (T)
Golf caps (E)
Golf dresses (E)
Golf gloves (T)
Golf jackets and windbreakers (E)
Golf shirts (E)
Golf skirts (E)
Golf purses (T)
Golf shoes (T)
Graduation caps and gowns (E)
Gym suits and uniforms (E)
Hair nets, bows, clips, and barrettes (T)
Handbags and purses (T)
Handkerchiefs (T)
Hard hats (T)
Hats (E)
Headbands (T)
Helmets (bike, baseball, football, hockey, motorcycle, sports) (T)
Hooded shirts and hooded sweatshirts (E)
Hosiery, including support hosiery (E)
Hunting vests (E)
Ice skates (T)
Insoles (T)
Jackets (E)
Jeans (E)
Jewelry (T)
Jogging apparel (E)
Knee pads (T)
Knitted caps or hats (E)
Laundering services (T)
Leg warmers (E)
Leotards and tights (E)
Life jackets and vests (T)
Luggage (T)
Mask, costume (E)
Mask, protective - welder, umpire, swim (T)
Monogramming (T)
Neckwear and ties (E)
Nightgowns and nightshirts (E)
Overshoes and rubber shoes (T)
Pads (football, hockey, soccer, elbow, knee, shoulder) (T)
Paint or dust respirators and incidental supplies (T)
Painter pants (E)
Pajamas (E)
Pants (E)
Panty hose (E)
Patterns (T)
Personal flotation devices (T)
Pocket squares (T)
Protective gloves (T)
Protective masks (T)
Raincoats and ponchos (E)
Rain hats (E)
Religious clothing (E)
Rented clothing (uniforms, formal wear, costumes) (T)
Repair of clothing or footwear (T)
Ribbons (T)
Robes (E)
Roller blades (T)
Roller skates (T)
Safety clothing (normally worn in hazardous occupations) (T)
Safety glasses (except prescription) (T)
Safety shoes (adaptable for street wear) (E)
Safety shoes (not adaptable for street wear) (T)
Scarves (E)
Scout uniforms (E)
Sewing patterns (T)
Shawls and wraps (E)
Shin guards and padding (T)
Shirts (E)
Shirts (hooded) (E)
Shoe inserts (T)
Shoelaces (T)
Shoes (generally) (E)
-Ballet (T)
-Baseball cleats (T)
-Bicycle (cleated) (T)
-Boat (E)
-Bowling (T)
-Cleated or spiked (T)
-Cross trainers (E)
-Dress (E)
-Fishing boots (waders) (T)
-Flip-flops (rubber thongs) (E)
-Football (T)
-Golf (T)
-Jazz and dance (T)
-Jellies (E)
-Overshoes (T)
-Running (without cleats) (E)
-Safety (suitable for everyday use) (E)
-Sandals (E)
-Slippers (E)
-Sneakers and tennis (E)
-Soccer (cleated) (T)
-Spiked or cleated (T)
-Tap dance (T)
-Tennis (E)
-Track and cleats (T)
-Wading/water sport (T)
-Walking (E)
Shoe shines (T)
Shoe repairs (T)
Shoulder pads (dresses, jackets, etc.) (T)
Shoulder pads (football, hockey, sports) (T)
Shorts (E)
Shower caps (T)
Skates (ice and roller) (T)
Ski boots (snow) (T)
Ski suits (snow) (T)
Ski vests (water) (T)
Skirts (E)
Sleepwear, nightgowns, pajamas (E)
Slippers (E)
Slips (E)
Soccer socks (E)
Socks (E)
Sports helmets (T)
Sports pads (football, hockey, soccer, knee, elbow, shoulder) (T)
Suits, slacks and jackets (E)
Sunglasses (except prescription) (T)
Support hosiery (E)
Suspenders (E)
Sweatbands (arm, wrist, head) (T)
Sweatshirts (E)
Sweat suits (E)
Sweaters (E)
Swimming masks and goggles (T)
Swimsuits (E)
Tennis dresses (E)
Tennis shorts (E)
Tennis shoes (E)
Tennis skirts (E)
Ties (neckties - all) (E)
Tights (E)
Track shoes and cleats (T)
Trousers (E)
Umbrellas (T)
Underclothes (E)
Underpants (E)
Undershirts (E)
Uniforms (school, work, nurse, waitress, military, postal, police, fire) (E)
Veils (E)
Vests (generally) (E)
-Bulletproof (T)
-Fishing (non-flotation) (E)
-Flotation (T)
-Hunting (E)
-Scuba (T)
-Water-ski (T)
Wallets (T)
Watch bands (T)
Watches (T)
Water ski vests (T)
Weight lifting belts (T)
Wet and dry suits (T)
Work clothes (E)
Work uniforms (E)
Workout clothes (E)
Wrist bands (T)
Go to the Texas Comptroller's website HERE for more information on this year's Tax Holiday Weekend
Only the school supplies on this list priced under $100 qualify for exemption from tax during the sales tax holiday.
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