Tax free weekend is coming up on August 7th lasting the weekend until August 9th. Despite the fact that no one can get on the same page as to whether or not have in school or online classes when the school year starts, the 2020-2021 school year will most definitely be starting in a few weeks. No matter where your child's education will take place, they're going to need supplies.

The sales tax holiday savings, which are usually on clothes and school supplies, are open to all. As with previous years, not everything is exempt, software and computers are not part of the sales. Because we are in a pandemic, the Texas Comptroller's Office advises to continue practicing social distancing procedures. I've been out on tax free weekend, I know how crazy it gets! The stores are packed- it'll be interesting to see exactly how stores across the state will deal with crowds of people this year.

For those who want to take part of the sales tax holiday but don't want to risk it going out to the stores, taxpayers can buy qualifying items online or by telephone, mail, custom order or any other means (including in-store purchases) tax free when either:

  • the item is both delivered, and paid for, by the customer during the exemption; or
  • the customer orders and pays for the item, and the seller accepts the order during the exemption period for immediate shipment, even if delivery is made after the exemption period ends.

You can find out more about the sales tax holiday in Texas by clicking here. Whether you plan on braving the stores or purchasing online, stay safe out there, Texas.