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Dates Announced for Texas August Sales Tax Holiday

  • Mar 3, 2014 | Gail Cole

 School backpacks costing less than $100 are exempt from sales tax during the Texas back-to-school sales tax holiday in August.

Dates for the 2014 and 2015 August back-to-school sales tax holiday have been announced by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

In 2014, the back-to-school sales tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 8 and conclude at12:00 a.m. (midnight) on Sunday, August 10.

In 2015, the tax-free period will begin at 12:01 a.m on Friday, August 7 and conclude at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) on Sunday, August 9.

Clothing, footwear, school backpacks and school supplies costing less than $100 per item are exempt from Texas sales tax during the tax-free period. Additional information is available in the Texas Code §3.365 and at the Texas Window on State Government.

How does your business account for sales tax holidays in Texas and other states?

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.