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Texas Tax Free Weekend

The Texas sales tax holiday is in full swing this afternoon and runs through Sunday.

It exempts taxes from most clothing and shoes priced under $100. The state said the savings equal about $8 for every $100 spent.

A look at the list of tax-free items
School supplies

  • Binders
  • Book bags
  • Calculators
  • Cellophane tape
  • Blackboard chalk
  • Compasses
  • Composition books
  • Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Folders; expandable, pocket, plastic and manila
  • Glue, paste and paste sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Index card boxes
  • Legal pads
  • Lunchboxes
  • Markers
  • Notebooks
  • Paper; loose-leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board and construction paper
  • Pencil boxes and other school supply boxes
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Protractors
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Writing tablets
    Clothing
  • Baby clothes
  • Backpacks for use by elementary and secondary students
  • Belts with attached buckles
  • Boots -- cowboy, hiking
  • Caps, hats -- baseball, fishing, golf, knitted
  • Coats and wraps
  • Diapers -- adult and baby
  • Dresses
  • Gloves (generally)
  • Gym suits and uniforms
  • Hooded shirts and hooded sweatshirts
  • Hosiery
  • Jackets
  • Jeans
  • Jerseys -- baseball and football
  • Jogging apparel
  • Neckwear and ties
  • Pajamas
  • Pants and trousers
  • Raincoats and ponchos
  • Robes
  • Shirts
  • Shoes -- sandals, slippers, sneakers, tennis, walking
  • Socks (including athletic)
  • Shorts
  • Suits, slacks, and jackets
  • Sweatshirts
  • Sweatsuits
  • Sweaters
  • Swimsuits
  • Underclothes
  • Work clothes and uniforms
    Source: Texas comptroller
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