Texas: Sales Tax Handbook
Texas Sales Tax Holiday Calendar
A sales tax holiday is an annual event during which the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts allows certain items to be purchased sales-tax-free at any participating retailer within the state.
Texas allows you to purchase the following items tax-free during their annual sales tax holidays: $100 worth of clothing, backpacks, and school supplies in August; $2,000 worth of specified Energy Star products and $6,000 in Energy Star air conditioners in May.
You can learn more about Texas's sales tax holiday program by visitig the Sales Tax Holiday General Info website, or calling the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts's informational hotline at (800) 252-5555 .
Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday
Texas has had an annual "Back To School" sales tax holiday since 1999. This tax holiday is meant to help parents save money when purchasing common back-to-school supplies for their children.
Energy Savings Sales Tax Holiday
Texas has had an annual "Energy Savings" sales tax holiday since 2008. This tax holiday is meant to encourage people to purchase energy-efficient appliances, as qualified by the government's Energy Star rating program.
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