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Texas' annual sales tax holiday Aug. 7-9
Posted on July 24, 2020 11:30 AM by Admin
Clothing, footwear, school supplies and other items will be sold sales tax-free during the three-day holiday, as outlined by Texas state law, according to a July 23 news release. The Texas Legislature is responsible for setting the date of the annual holiday as well as denoting which items will receive sales tax exemptions. This year’s sales tax holiday begins Friday, Aug. 7, and goes through midnight Sunday, Aug. 9.
Given the current pandemic, the Texas comptroller of public accounts has outlined measures shoppers can take while adhering to social distancing. Sales tax-exempt purchases can be made online, over the phone, by mail or via custom order during the following circumstances:
  • the item is paid for and delivered to the customer during the three-day time frame;
  • the customer orders and pays for the item, and the item is received and accepted by the seller during the three-day time frame; and
  • for immediate shipment, even when the item is delivered following the three-day time frame.
The Comptroller’s office urges all taxpayers buying certain qualifying items at their local retailers to practice appropriate social distancing as described in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines during the sales tax holiday.
For a list of qualifying items, click here.