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Sales Tax Holiday in Texas for August 2010


The Dates:

This year's August back-to-school tax-free weekend will be held from Friday, August 20th through Sunday, August 22nd, 2010.

What Items Will be Tax Free?:

For a full list of items that are tax-free this weekend, see the official State of Texas page.

Here is a partial list:

  • School supplies under $100
  • Up to 10 backpacks under $100 (this does NOT include messenger bags or wheeled backpacks unless they have backpack straps to be carried on the shoulders in addition to wheels)
  • Uniforms and school clothes under $100 per piece
  • Baby clothes
  • Raincoats
  • Underclothes
  • Work clothes
  • Shoes
  • Pajamas
  • Jerseys
  • Gym clothes
  • Diapers (adults and baby)

Can I Use Layaway Tax Free?:

Yes! If the store that you are shopping at offers layaway, you may put eligible tax-free items in layaway with a deposit and pay the balance at a later date (according to that store's policies) and still not pay the sales tax on the items.

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