Don’t Miss Texas’ Annual Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 9–11

Parents have the opportunity for some extra back-to-school savings during Texas’ 12th-annual Sales Tax Holiday, August 9–11, 2013.

The holiday provides exemptions from state and local sales taxes on most clothing and footwear priced at less than $100, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.

The tax exemption applies to school and work uniforms, pajamas, robes, slippers, socks, underwear, jackets, and sweaters. Tennis shoes, baseball caps, jogging suits, and other commonly worn athletic clothing are also tax exempt—and there’s no limit on how many exempt items may be purchased.

Items previously placed on layaway may be redeemed tax-free during the Sales Tax Holiday, and items placed on layaway during the Sales Tax Holiday may be taken out later tax-free. Many retailers also offer sales and special promotions over the weekend, so that shoppers can save even more.

For complete details, including a list of tax-exempt and non-exempt items, please visit the Texas comptroller’s website.