It’s almost time to send the children back to school! At first, sending children back to school is a good idea, and then reality hits…parents must spend more money. Parents have the pleasure of purchasing new clothing and school supplies for that crucial first week back of school. Many parents spend a large amount of money on clothing, school supplies, and miscellaneous goods during the months of July and August. The state of Texas provides parents with a tax-free weekend once a year. This year tax free weekend occurs August 19-21, 2011.
Parents should do a number of things to prepare for that weekend. First, create a plan of action. Tax-free weekend is a busy time for the stores, so it is important to create a roadmap of the locations a consumer plans to visit. Next, visit the stores’ websites and join the email list. Stores provide a number of specials for consumers on the email list. Justice, the store for girls and The Children’s Place provide coupons for consumers on a weekly basis. Consumers may receive additional discounts as well as enjoy the benefits of tax free weekend by joining the email list of various stores.
Here is a list of the items consumers can purchase tax free:
- School supplies under $100
- Footwear and clothing under $100
- School backpacks under $100
Sports apparel, such as cleats, helmets, or protective gear does not qualify as tax exempt. For more information, please visit the following webpage prior to shopping during the tax-free weekend: http://singleparents.about.com/od/taxfreeholidays/qt/TX.htm