#Texas #BacktoSchool #TaxFreeWeekend (List of Qualifying Items)


It’s Tax-Free Weekend!!! If you plan to shop, I suggest getting out there super early. Many stores will be offering “additional __% off already reduced merchandise” sales, so hit those summer clearance racks, before they get picked over by the crowds.


If you need nothing, stay out of the stores because it’s going to be CRAY-CRAY!


If you do need stuff, but want to avoid the crowds, all online retailers should automatically waive sales tax at checkout for exempt items.

Below we’ve listed all qualifying school supplies, clothing, and other random items to help you save on tax-free weekend. Hmmm…I guess it’s time to stock up on fishing vests and adult diapers! :D

Here’s a list of qualifying school supplies (if priced less than $100) 

  • Binders
  • Book bags
  • Calculators
  • Cellophane tape
  • Blackboard chalk
  • Compasses
  • Composition books
  • Crayons
  • Erasers

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  • Folders; expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila
  • Glue, paste and paste sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Index card boxes
  • Legal pads
  • Lunch boxes
  • Markers (including dry erase markers)
  • Notebooks
  • Pencil boxes and other school supply boxes

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  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Protractors
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Writing tablets

All-inclusive list of qualifying additional items
The exempt items on this list must be priced under $100. The exemption does not extend to rental, alterations or cleaning services on these exempt items of clothing and footwear.

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  • Adult diapers
  • Aprons (household)
  • Athletic socks
  • Baby bibs
  • Baby clothes
  • Baby diapers (cloth or disposable)

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  • Baseball caps
  • Baseball jerseys
  • Belts with attached buckles
  • Blouses
  • Bow ties
  • Bowling shirts
  • Bras
  • Camp clothes
  • Caps (baseball, fishing, golf)
  • Chef uniforms
  • Children’s novelty costumes

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  • Clerical vestments
  • Coats and wraps
  • Coveralls
  • Dresses
  • Employee uniforms (unless rented)
  • Fishing caps
  • Fishing vests (non-flotation)
  • Football jerseys
  • The following types of gloves: Dress (unless rented), Leather
  • Golf caps
  • Golf dresses
  • Golf jackets and windbreakers
  • Golf shirts
  • Golf skirts
  • Graduation caps and gowns
  • Gym suits and uniforms
  • Hats
  • Hooded shirts and hooded sweatshirts
  • Hosiery, including support hosiery
  • Hunting vests
  • Jackets

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  • Jeans
  • Jogging apparel
  • Knitted caps or hats
  • Leg warmers
  • Leotards and tights
  • Masks (costume)
  • Neckwear and ties
  • Nightgowns and nightshirts
  • Painter pants
  • Pajamas
  • Pants
  • Panty hose
  • Raincoats and ponchos
  • Rain hats
  • Religious clothing
  • Robes
  • Safety shoes (adaptable for street wear)
  • Scarves
  • Scout uniforms

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  • Shawls and wraps
  • Shirts
  • Shirts (hooded)
  • The following types of shoes: Boat, Cross trainers, Dress, Flip-flops (rubber thongs), Jellies, Running (without cleats), Safety (suitable for everyday use), Sandals, Slippers, Sneakers, Tennis, Walking
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sleepwear, nightgowns, pajamas
  • Slippers

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  • Slips
  • Soccer socks
  • Socks
  • Suits, slacks, and jackets
  • Support hosiery
  • Suspenders
  • Sweatshirts
  • Sweat suits
  • Sweaters
  • Swimsuits
  • Tennis dresses
  • Tennis shorts
  • Tennis shoes
  • Tennis skirts
  • Ties (neckties – all)
  • Tights
  • Trousers
  • Underclothes
  • Underpants
  • Undershirts
  • Uniforms (school, work, nurse, waitress, military, postal, police, fire)
  • Veils
  • The following types of vests: Fishing (non-flotation), Hunting
  • Work clothes
  • Work uniforms
  • Workout clothes

Head over to the Texas Comptroller’s website for the “fine print” – important information you should know about tax-free weekend



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