Friday begins Texas’ annual Sales Tax Holiday. Through Sunday, shoppers are exempt from paying sales and use taxes on most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks under $100.That’s about $8 saved for every $100 spent. Items sold online, by telephone and mail are eligible for the sales tax exemption, as are layaway items placed on layaway during this weekend.
Items over $100 are still taxed, as are athletic clothing items, golf cleats, and football pads. Tennis shoes, jogging suits and swimsuits, however, all qualify for the tax exemption.