Tax-Free Weekend! Plus deals, drives & freebies!

August 6 - 8, 2021
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It's that time of year ... Tax-Free Weekend! The Sales-Tax Holiday starts Friday, August 6 - Sunday, August 8. You can save money on tax-free purchases on most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks that are less than $100. You're encouraged to follow local COVID-19 guidelines while supporting Texas businesses. Qualifying items can be purchased tax free from a Texas store or online / catalog doing business in Texas.

Qualifying items that are less than $100 can be purchased in-store, online, by mail, custom order and other means during this Sales-Tax Holiday. There is no limit to the number of qualifying items you can buy.

School Supplies items that qualify less than $100

Clothing, footwear and more qualifying & non-qualifying items
Face masks made of cloth or disposable fabric are tax-free. Those that are sold with a filter in it are tax-free. Separate filters are not. Industrial or medical grade masks (N95 or PPE masks / equipment) are not tax-free. Click here for more.

Ultimate Back To School Sales Homeschool Tips and Hacks

School supply shortage is expected with more demand and less supply. Prices are expected to increase. Where to get a good deal / free school supplies:

Austin Creative Reuse: Teacher's Lounge
Austin / Travis County Free School Supplies
Austin Yes Back to Basics Project - free school kits
Bastrop County assistance
Find Free School Supplies
Goodwill Central Texas/Shop Good Will
Hays County assistance
Williamson County assistance
8 Ways to get Free School Supplies

Back to School donation drives:
Austin Angels Back to School Drive-Thru 8/7/21
AACT Back to School Supply Drive
Foster Angels CTX Back to School Drive
Salvation Army Austin Shelter Back to School Drive
Travis County Back to School Supply Drive
Travis County Sheriff's Office Back to School Supply Drive

Back to School Supply savings sites:
Business Insider: Best Back to School Sales & Deals 2021
Krazy Coupon Lady / 16 Places to buy Cheap School Supplies /
KCL 23 Back to School Sales Hacks
Passion for Savings / Back to School
Passionate Penny Pincher / Back to School Sales
Teachers Discounts Guide: The Ultimate List of Stores