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Texas Tax-Free Weekend Starts at Midnight

  • Aug 7, 2014 | Gail Cole

 Exempt. In Texas. This Weekend.

Shoppers in need of clothing, footwear and school supplies could save as much as $8 on every $100 spent this weekend, according to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. That’s thanks to the sales tax holiday that runs August 8-10, 2014. The tax-free period officially begins on Friday at 12:01 a.m.

Retailers and shoppers are advised to read the “fine print” published by the Comptroller. It provides reporting requirements for sellers, exemption certificate requirements for certain buyers, advertising constraints, and a list of exempt and non-exempt items.

Sixteen states provide sales tax holidays in 2014, many of them during the summer (interactive map).

Discover how sales tax automation software can help you better prepare for tax-free periods.

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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.