Tax-Free Weekend in Texas Is Coming Up

Devin Lawrence
August 3, 2018

School supplies are tax-free as long as each item is under $75.

Retailers exempt sales tax on back-to-school clothing and supplies beginning midnight Friday, Aug. 3, through 11.59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5.

Back-to-school shopping gets a little less expensive this weekend with the opening of Ohio's sales tax free holiday window. Stocking up on new clothing, computers, electronics and even basic school supplies can swiftly add up, with household spending for children in grades K-12 expected to reach almost $28 billion nationwide this year, according to a recent Deloitte survey.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill in April establishing the one-time sales tax holiday.

Some counties such as Jasper, Newton, Lawrence, Barry, and Dade will also still be collecting their county sales tax.

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Looking to start your back-to-school shopping? We did see a lot more influx of that market.

The Department of Revenue said anything considered clothing, by definition, will be sales tax free. School supplies, computers and clothing, to name a few things!

Most delivery charges are included in the tax base for the sales tax and the use tax.

Qualifying Energy Star or WaterSense products (must be purchased for noncommercial or personal use): $2,500 or less per item. Another tip: Hollenbeck says look for discounts and coupon availability on certain items.

School supplies priced at $50 or less per item: includes textbooks, notebooks, paper, writing instruments, crayons, art supplies, rulers, book bags, backpacks, handheld calculators, graphing calculators, chalk, maps, and globes.

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