During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Comptroller encourages all taxpayers to continue practicing social distancing and support Texas businesses while saving money on tax-free purchases of most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks (sold for less than $100) during the annual Tax-Free Weekend. Qualifying items can be purchased tax free from a Texas store or from an online or catalog seller doing business in Texas.
The sales tax exemption applies only to qualifying items bought during the sales tax holiday. Items bought before or after the sales tax holiday do not qualify for exemption, and there is no tax refund available.
For more information, visit comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/publications/98-490/.