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As summer nears its end and back-to-school season imminently approaches, Sales-Tax Holiday weekend is the perfect time to get your children’s essentials at a lower cost. From August 11th to the 13th, all purchases on back-to-school basics will be tax-free.
What is eligible during tax-free weekend?
A common misconception is that everything purchased during tax-free weekend is eligible for waived sales tax, but Texas law only exempts shoes, most clothing, backpacks and school supplies under $100.00 from sales and use taxes – meaning shoppers can save about $8.00 on every $100.00 they spend.
You can even take advantage of the sales tax holiday by participating in layaway plans. The Texas Comptroller breaks down the “fine print”:
For more information on exactly what is going to be tax-free, you may reference the Comptroller’s rules by clicking here.
What are some good ways to prep for the weekend?
Have a game plan! Below is a checklist you can follow to have a safe, efficient and successful tax-free weekend.
What if I don’t need school supplies?
Most school districts welcome donations to assist teachers with their school supplies. In fact, the average U.S. teacher spends more than $500 on their classrooms a year. This weekend is a great time to stock-up on pencils, crayons, markers, binders, paper and more to help the community and support deserving students.
Make sure to stop by Alliance Town Center to take advantage of tax-free weekend at some of your favorite places to shop! From kids’ clothes to endless shoe options, we have everyone in your family covered! A complete list of our stores is here.
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