ABILENE, Texas -

Sales tax holiday is a big opportunity to keep a little money in your pockets, and it starts Friday and ends Sunday this week.

According to the Texas Comptroller website, here are some of the select tax-free items:

School supplies

  • Binders
  • Book bags
  • Calculators
  • Cellophane tape
  • Blackboard chalk
  • Compasses
  • Composition books
  • Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Folders; expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila
  • Glue, paste and paste sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Index card boxes
  • Legal pads
  • Lunch boxes
  • Markers (including dry erase markers)
  • Notebooks
  • Paper; loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and construction paper
  • Pencil boxes and other school supply boxes
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Protractors
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Writing tablets

Clothes

  • Adult diapers
  • Aprons (household)
  • Athletic socks
  • Baby bibs
  • Baby clothes
  • Baby diapers (cloth or disposable)
  • Belts with attached buckles
  • Blouses
  • Boots (general purpose)
  • Bow ties
  • Bowling shirts
  •  Bras
  • Camp clothes
  • Caps (baseball, fishing, golf)
  • Chef uniforms
  • Children’s novelty costumes
  • Clerical vestments
  • Coats and wraps
  • Coveralls
  • Diapers (cloth and disposable)
  • Dresses
  •  Employee uniforms (unless rented)
  • Fishing caps
  • Fishing vests (non-flotation)
  • Gloves (generally)
  • Graduation caps and gowns
  • Gym suits and uniforms
  • Hats
  • Hooded shirts and hooded sweatshirts
  • Hosiery, including support hosiery
  • Hunting vests
  • Jackets
  • Jeans
  • Jogging apparel
  • Knitted caps or hats
  • Leg warmers
  • Leotards and tights
  • Mask, costume
  • Neckwear and ties
  • Nightgowns and nightshirts
  • Painter pants
  • Pajamas
  • Pants
  • Panty hose
  • Raincoats and ponchos
  • Rain hats
  • Religious clothing
  • Robes
  • Scarves
  • Scout uniforms
  • Shawls and wraps
  • Shirts
  • Shirts (hooded)
  • Shoes (generally)
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sleepwear, nightgowns, pajamas
  • Slippers
  • Slips
  • Soccer socks
  • Socks
  • Suits, slacks, and jackets
  • Support hosiery
  • Suspenders
  • Sweatshirts
  • Sweat suits
  • Sweaters
  • Swimsuits
  • Ties (neckties - all)
  • Tights
  • Trousers
  • Underclothes
  • Underpants
  • Undershirts
  • Uniforms (school, work, nurse, waitress, military, postal, police, fire)
  • Veils
  • Vests (generally)  
  • Work clothes
  • Work uniforms
  • Workout clothes

According to the Texas Comptroller website, items that are more than $100 will still be taxed.

Since sales tax in Texas is 8.25 percent, for every $100 you spend, you'll save about 8 dollars and 25 cents on tax exempt items.

For more information, click on the link to the comptroller's website.