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Texas Senate Approves Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday

  • May 5, 2015 | Gail Cole

 Proposed sales tax holiday would benefit hunters in Texas.

Texas is one step closer to having a new tax-free period, thanks to the Senate’s approval of a sales tax holiday for certain firearms and hunting supplies during a specific, limited period.

In addition to helping Texans “enjoy their Second Amendment rights,” Bill sponsor Sen. Brandon Creighton (R) says the sales tax holiday “will be an economic driver for small businesses and will provide our hunters much-deserved savings” (Star-Telegram).

Some wonder why hunters deserve a tax break more than other groups. “I love to read, so I’d love to have a tax-free day to (sic) books. How about one for people who go to nurseries and buy flowers?” said Marsh McCartney, president of the Texas Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

Should the House and governor approve the bill as written, the sales tax holiday would take place the last full weekend of August.

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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.