Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hegar

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Sales Tax Holiday/Tax-Free Weekend

Sales Tax Holiday
Aug. 5 - 7, 2016

This year’s Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 5 - 7. 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.

Subject to the criteria explained below, all sales of qualifying items made during the holiday period qualify for the exemption, including items sold online, or by telephone or mail. Shoppers can use layaway plans to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.

The Legislature sets the dates for the sales tax holiday.

Pub. 98-490
Rev. 10/2014

In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Apple Safari.

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