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Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 9 - 11, 2019
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Aug 10, 2019
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Austin, Texas -- During this annual sales tax holiday, you can buy most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks (sold for less than $100) tax free from a Texas store or from an online or catalog seller doing business in Texas. In most cases, you do not need to give the seller an exemption certificate to buy qualifying items tax free.

This year’s sales tax holiday begins Friday, Aug. 9, and goes through midnight Sunday, Aug. 11.

The sales tax exemption applies only to qualifying items you buy during the sales tax holiday. Items you buy before or after the sales tax holiday do not qualify for exemption, and there is no tax refund available.

Qualifying Items
List of Clothing, Footwear and Other Items
List of School Supplies
Clothing and Footwear
Backpacks
School Supplies
Special Purchases
School Supplies Purchased Using a Business Account – Exemption Certificate Required
Layaways
Special Orders and Rain Checks
Additional Charges Affect the Sales Price
Delivery, Shipping, Handling and Transportation Charges
Sellers – What You Need to Know
Advertising for Non-Qualifying Items
Reporting Tax