Texas Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, 2014
- Jan 20, 2014 | Gail Cole
Update, 06.06.14: Dates for the Texas 2014 back-to-school sales tax holiday have been announced. It takes place August 8-10.
Prior to the amendment, the tax-free period took place “beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the Friday before the eighth day preceding the earliest date on which any school district, other than a district operating a year-round system, may begin instruction for the school year...” (Sections 151.326 and 151.327). Emphasis mine).
Senate Bill 485, which became law on June 14, 2013, changes the start of the tax free period to “…12:01 a.m. on the Friday before the fifteenth day preceding the earliest date on which any school district… may begin instruction for the school year….” (Emphasis mine).
The actual date for the 2014 Texas back-to-school sales tax holiday has not yet been announced by the Texas Comptroller.
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