Everything You Need to Know About the Texas 2024 Tax Free Weekend


Texas’s tax free weekend is quickly approaching, which, of course, means back-to-school shopping! Here are all the details you may need to know about the tax free holiday. Plus scroll down for my #1 tip when it comes to back-to-school shopping.

Texas tax free holiday weekendWhen is the Texas tax free weekend?

The tax holiday starts at 12:01 a.m. on August 9, 2024 and ends on August 11, 2024 at midnight.

What items are tax exempt?

  • Shoes and clothing that are less than $100.
  • School supplies students normally use in a standard classroom priced at $100 or less per item.
  • School backpacks

What items are excluded?

  • Clothing subscription boxes
  • Accessories, jewelry, watches, purses
  • Clothing and shoes specifically designed for athletic activity or protection.
  • Computers and computer software
  • Textbooks

What types of sales are tax exempt?

  • Rain checks from a store that has run out of an item are tax exempt.
  • If you put an item on layaway, it’s eligible for waived taxes only if you make the final payment on an item already on layaway; or you choose an item and place it on layaway
  • Online sales if the item is both ordered and paid for during tax-free weekend and it’s billed to a Texas address.

My #1 Back-to-School Shopping Tip

Don’t battle the crowds if you don’t have to. The tax free weekend is a great thing, but it doesn’t mean you have to stand around a bin of crayons with 50 other parents and tote your rambunctious kids to the store when they’d rather be playing.

Buy your school supplies online. (They’re still tax exempt if you order them & pay for them during the tax free weekend.) Put on your sweatpants, pour a glass of wine, whip out that school supply list, and start clicking. All from the comfort of your couch. Seriously, getting your school supplies delivered to your front door is life-changing.

Happy shopping!

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Alejandra Salgado-Hernandez
Ale is a proud Latina born and raised in the Sun City. She is a proud mom, wife, educator, and scholar. As a first-generation college student, she holds a Bachelor's Degree in Math and Science Education, and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and is currently working on her Doctorate degree at UTEP. Ale met the love of her life (and best friend) in high school; they have been together since 2010 and happily married since 2017. After a struggle with infertility, God blessed them with 4 beautiful babies born back-to-back; their not-so-little family is her pride and joy. Her life purpose is to pave the way for her family, raise her children with love, and embrace their culture in a God-loving home. Ale is also passionate about inspiring and supporting new moms - she loves sharing her experience and the struggles she has overcome in motherhood while connecting with her friends and followers. Apart from sharing wisdom and support, she also finds purpose in donating her breastmilk as an approved donor at the Mother’s Milk Bank for NICU babies. She is excited to be part of the amazing ladies in the El Paso mom team and looking forward to sharing and learning too.


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