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Texas: Sales Tax Holiday for Firearms, Hunting Supplies


 Texas lawmakers introduce sales tax holiday for hunting supplies.

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:

  • Ammunition
  • Archery equipment
  • Hunting blinds and stands
  • Hunting decoys
  • Firearm cleaning supplies
  • Gun cases and gun safes
  • Hunting optics

Sales tax holidays can be a bear for retailers. Automated sales tax software as a service (SaaS) can help. Learn more.

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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.