Texas: Sales Tax Holiday for Firearms, Hunting Supplies
- Dec 17, 2014 | Gail Cole
Lawmakers in Texas have introduced legislation to provide for a temporary exemption from sales tax for firearms and hunting supplies. HB 206 and SB 228 will not be considered until after the new year, during the 2015-16 legislative session.
The bills provide for a sales tax holiday “beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the Friday before the last full weekend in August and ending at 12 midnight the following Sunday.” Eligible items include:
- Archery equipment
- Hunting blinds and stands
- Hunting decoys
- Firearm cleaning supplies
- Gun cases and gun safes
- Hunting optics
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