August 20, 2009
Someone pointed out to me recently that, LBJ’s birthday notwithstanding, there isn’t a real big holiday this time of year. So the Texas Legislature had to go and make one.
Starting today and running through Sunday is the state’s Sales Tax Holiday. This weekend, the state won’t collect sales taxes on most clothing, shoes, and other basics that you might need to pick up this year – particularly if you have a boy or girl headed back to school next week.
Also this year, the legislature expanded the holiday to cover most school supplies for elementary and secondary school students – everything from calculators to lunch boxes to paper – that cost less than $100 (which, as I’ve pointed out to my kids, doesn’t cover anything with wheels on it).
It’s a pretty good deal, and I wanted to remind you of it so you could take advantage of it. You can get all the details here.
Have a great weekend. And look out for a special announcement next week – having reminded you of a holiday, I’ll let you in on a party you’re not going to want to miss.