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SALES TAX HOLIDAY INFORMATION


Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has issued a press release listing the school supplies that will be included in the state's sales tax holiday during the weekend of August 21 - 23, 2009. Recent legislation exempts school supplies priced less than $100 from state and local sales tax for the tax-free weekend. Please see press release below for a list of tax-free supplies.


Texas' August Sales Tax Holiday Will Get Bigger

Date Issued: 06/24/2009
Tax Type(s): Sales and Use Tax
Texas' August Sales Tax Holiday Will Get Bigger
(AUSTIN) — Great news for back-to-school shoppers. For the first time since it began in 1999, the annual August sales tax holiday will include many school supplies.
“A lot of families look forward to saving their hard earned money during the sales tax holiday weekend,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “Now they can make their back-to-school budgets stretch even further because more than two dozen school supply items will be tax-free.”
House Bill 1801 identifies school supplies priced less than $100 that will be exempt from state and local sales tax for the tax-free weekend. Pens, crayons, calculators, notebooks, rulers, scissors and lunch boxes are a few of the items on the list. The full list can be found below.
These items are in addition to school backpacks and most clothing and shoes priced less than $100 that are already tax-free the weekend of Aug. 21—23.
The Comptroller's office is sending information to retailers about implementing the expanded sales tax holiday.

TAX-FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES
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Binders Lunch Boxes
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Book bags Markers
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Calculators Notebooks
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Cellophane tape Paper (loose leaf ruled notebook paper,
copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper,
manila paper, colored paper, poster board,
and construction paper)
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Blackboard chalk Pencil boxes and other school supply boxes
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Compasses Pencil sharpeners
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Composition books Pencils
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Crayons Pens
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Erasers Protractors
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Folders (expandable, pocket,
plastic, and manila) Rulers
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Glue, paste, and paste sticks Scissors
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Highlighters Writing tablets
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Index cards
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Index card boxes
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Legal pads
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