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Diapers are tax-free this weekend in Texas - here's a list of other surprising tax-free items

August 9 to 11 "back-to-school" shopping hits its peak with tax-free weekend in Texas.

HOUSTON — The annual Texas Sales Tax Holiday has arrived for your last-minute back-to-school needs.

But not everything on the list is directly related to school. Even those without school-age children can benefit by saving 8.25 percent on certain purchases.

So which items are included and which aren't? Here's a full list of the items included and not included (tap here).

But here's a list of the included tax-free items in Texas that might surprise you:    *note- each item must be priced $100 or less for it to be tax-free

  • Adult diapers and baby diapers (both cloth and disposable)
  • Aprons (household)
  • Baby bibs and baby clothes
  • Baseball caps
  • Belts with attached buckles (but not buckles by themselves)
  • Bow ties (as well as neckties and other neck wear)
  • Bowling shirts
  • Coats and wraps (earmuffs and scarves, too)
  • Chef uniforms
  • Children's novelty costumes
  • Fishing caps and fishing vests
  • Football and baseball jerseys
  • Golf clothes
  • Hunting vests
  • Masks, costumes
  • Nightgowns and nightshirts
  • Painter pants
  • Pajamas
  • Prescription sunglasses
  • Raincoats and ponchos (and rain hats)
  • Robes
  • Safety shoes
  • Sandals and slippers
  • Scout uniforms
  • Shawls and wraps
  • Suits, slacks, and jackets
  • Support hosiery
  • Suspenders
  • Uniforms (employee, school, work, nurse, waitress, military, postal, police, fire -- but not rented uniforms)


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