This year's sales tax holiday falls on Aug. 8-10.
During the annual holiday weekend, shoppers can save money on certain items under $100. The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales tax, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend.
"Families gearing up for the new school year will not pay any sales tax for many back-to-school items ranging from pens to blue jeans," said Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller, in a news release. "When the back-to-school list is long and the money is short, it can be difficult for Texas families. We hope this tax break will help ease that burden."
This year, shoppers will save an estimated $82.7 million in state and local sales taxes during the Sales Tax Holiday.
Lists of apparel and school supplies that may be purchased tax free can be found on the Comptroller's website at TexasTaxHoliday.org.
The dates for the tax holiday weekend are established by the Legislature in the state tax code. The sales tax holiday has been an annual event since 1999.