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Tax-Free Weekend Is Coming!

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 7/27/2023

The annual tax-free weekend in Texas runs from Friday, Aug. 11, through midnight Sunday, Aug. 13. This is the perfect time to pick up back-to-school items tax-free.

Items that qualify for free sales tax on this weekend include clothing, footwear, school supplies, and backpacks. The total sale price must be below $100, however, to qualify. The Texas Comptroller's website has the full list of qualifying items and more information.

Things to remember:
  • You may buy qualifying items in-store, online, or by telephone, mail, or custom order, but the sale of the item must take place during the specified tax-free period.
  • Common items that do not qualify include computers, software, textbooks, clothing subscription boxes, and purses.
  • Items placed on layaway during this period are also exempt from sales tax, as well as items that are ordered online and over the phone.
  • The exemption applies to each eligible item sold for less than $100, and there is no limit to the number of qualifying items you can buy.
  • 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.
ATPE offers member discounts for a variety of back-to-school items, including apparel, shoes and accessories through our Discount and Rewards Marketplace. This benefit also applies to certain items that are not covered during the tax-free weekend. These items include tickets to movies, concerts and sporting events, as well as televisions, computers, smartphones and other electronics. For a full list of exclusive savings and discounts, visit atpe.org/discounts.