Sales Tax Weekend 2013

Originally posted on August 5, 2013 @ 6:30 am

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Senate Bill 485 (83rd Regular Legislative Session, 2013) sets August 9-11 as the dates of this year’s annual Sales Tax Holiday. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.

Subject to criteria explained by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, all sales of qualifying items made during the holiday period qualify for the exemption, including items sold online, or by telephone or mail. Lay-away plans can be used again this year to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.

The dates for the sales tax holiday are set by the Legislature.

A listing of eligible clothing, footwear, and other items can be found at the Comptroller’s site as well.

Eligible school supplies (if priced less than $100)
Book bags
Cellophane tape
Blackboard chalk
Composition books
Folders; expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila
Glue, paste and paste sticks
Index cards
Index card boxes
Legal pads
Lunch boxes
Markers (including dry erase markers)
Paper; loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and construction paper
Pencil boxes and other school supply boxes
Pencil sharpeners
Writing tablets

What will you buy on Sales Tax Weekend?

  • I won't be shopping on Sales Tax Weekend. (36%, 4 Votes)
  • School supplies and clothes (27%, 3 Votes)
  • Clothes (18%, 2 Votes)
  • Baby supplies and clothes (9%, 1 Votes)
  • Office supplies (9%, 1 Votes)

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Total Voters: 7

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