Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: Texas Tax Free Weekend 2012 August 17-19

Texas Tax Free Weekend 2012 August 17-19

Shopping this weekend? I'm thinking about it as it's that time of year again...

Texas Tax Free Weekend 2012 August 17-19

texas tax free weekend 2012What is Tax Free Weekend? It's a weekend in August every year where the stores do not charge any taxes on shoes and clothing over $100.  That doesn't mean your purchase can't be over $100. That means you can't buy designer jeans for $150 and expect them to be tax free.  Other things on the tax free list besides clothes are things you need for school like Backpacks, Calculators, and Notebooks,

Interesting note is that if you have a business credit card that is used in the purchase, you actually have to provide an exemption certificate that certifies you are buying these items for an elementary or secondary school student.  I've never heard of this rule before, but maybe too many companies were stocking up on office suplies each year and they needed a way to stop that.

Remember, for every $100, you're saving only about $8 on your purchase. Not much? Many stores compound Tax Free Weekend with an end of Summer clearance event so be prepared for other discounts like 30-50% off at many stores.

Shop responsibly!! Don't spend more than what you can afford!!


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Comment balloon 5 commentsDonna Harris • August 16 2012 08:22AM


That is a very interesting marketing strategy.  I like it.  Quite the incentive to go out and buy for the school kids.  It is a great idea.

Posted by Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, REALTOR and Broker (Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates) almost 8 years ago

Blast from the past , yes its me : -).. tax free was 8/5 - 8/7 here in Florida, great success. we shopped till our hearts droped as you know 6 kids whew!

Posted by Jesse Vasquez, "APPROVED” (REMAX PIONEER ) almost 8 years ago

Gary, They don't have a tax free weekend in your neck of the woods?

Jesse, Hello stranger.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 8 years ago


People forget how many other things (besies clothes) are tax free this coming weekend. Good of you to include school supplies, and as a result- office supplies

Posted by Scott Hayes, Realty Austin, Broker Associate ((512) 786-8300) almost 8 years ago

My new sunglasses weren't tax free, but they were 50% plus an additional 20% with my coupon!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 8 years ago