Texas Sales Tax Holiday Period Changed to August 17-19

Texas Comptroller announced that recently passed legislation has changed the dates for the annual three-day Texas sales tax holiday on clothing and footwear to begin on the third Friday in August; thus it will now occur on August 17-19, 2007, rather than August 3-5, 2007. In addition, backpacks used by elementary and secondary students have been added to the list of exempt items. During the sales tax holiday, clothing and footwear priced under $100 will be exempt from state and local sales tax. (Announcement, Texas Comptroller, May 31, 2007, Sales Tax Publication 98-490, revised May 31, 2007)

Posted on June 5, 2007