Texas Sales Tax Holiday is happening the first weekend in August

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SAN ANGELO, Texas – With Concho Valley schools set to begin in August, it is time once again for the Tax Free Weekend.

In a release issued Friday from Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, Hegar is reminding shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-8.

State law exempts sales tax on qualified items — such as clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks — priced below $100, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. 

“For many families with children who are going back to their school campuses for the first time since the pandemic began, the sales tax holiday is the perfect opportunity to save money on school supplies and other tax-free items,” Hegar said. “As a father with three school-aged children myself, I know how these expenses can add up.”

Qualifying items can also be purchased tax free online or by telephone, mail, custom order or any other means (including in-store purchases) as long as the item is both delivered to, and paid for by, the customer during the exemption period; or the customer orders and pays for the item, and the seller accepts the order and payment during the exemption period for shipment, even if the deliver is made after the tax free weekend ends.

Texas’ sales tax holiday weekend has been an annual event since 1999, allowing consumers to save millions of dollars in state and local sales taxes each year. The Comptroller’s office estimates that shoppers will save an estimated $107.3 million in state and local sales tax during this sales tax holiday.

Courtesy: Office of Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar

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