Tax Free Weekend is Here! - Cypress Moms Network
Tax free weekend is here Mamas! That means that from August 6th to August 8th at midnight, the standard 8.25% sales tax goes away on qualifying purchases. Qualifying items can be purchased tax free in store or online in Texas. Not all items are qualified items so before you head to the stores, be sure to check out the categorized list we’ve gathered to make your life easier. I was shocked to find that qualified backpacks and some baby items are a part of this list!


Here are some important items to note:

Select clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks (that aren’t defined as luggage, briefcases, or athletic bags) are part of the tax free list – they must be under $100.

Qualifying items can be purchased online, by phone or mail as long as the item is both delivered and paid for during the exemption period or the customer pays for the item and the seller accepts the order during the exemption period for immediate shipment, according to the TX state comptroller.

Here are the items that qualify during the national Tax Free Weekend (for a full list head to the  Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website).

Accessories :
  • Generally NOT tax exempt: example bows, headbands, watches, etc.)
  • Backpacks (Not exempt unless for use by elementary/secondary students)
  • Baseball caps (also fishing, golf)
  • Baseball jerseys
  • Hats
  • Knitted caps or hats
  • Tights
  • Mask, cloth and disposable fabric face masks
Baby Items
  • Baby bibs
  • Baby clothes
  • Baby diapers
  • Children’s novelty costumes
  • Coats and wraps
  • Dresses
  • Football jerseys
  • Graduation caps and gowns
  • Gym suits and uniforms
  • Hooded shirts and hooded sweatshirts
  • Jackets
  • Jeans
  • Jogging apparel
  • Leotards and tights
  • Nightgowns and nightshirts
  • Pajamas
  • Pants
  • Raincoats and ponchos
  • Religious clothing
  • Robes
  • Scout uniforms
  • Shawls and wraps
  • Shirts
  • Shirts (hooded)
  • Shoes
    • Boat
    • Cross trainers
    • Dress
    • Flip-flops (rubber thongs)
    • Jellies
    • Running (without cleats)
    • Sandals
    • Slippers
    • Sneakers and tennis
    • Walking

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