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Here's what items are and aren't exempt during this weekend's sales tax holiday

(MGN Online)

Tax-free weekend beings this Friday! During the annual sales tax holiday, you can buy most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks tax free from a Texas store or from an online or catalog seller doing business. Items that qualify to be tax exempt must be priced under $100.

It may not have as much fanfare as Black Friday, but you can expect the aisles to be jammed with back to school shoppers this weekend

“Everybody loves that even the adults for clothes,” said Melinda Welch.

It's Jessica Conretras' first time to brave the crowds on tax free weekend. She usually shops online.

“I have a Pre-K and a 4th grade student and they request quite a bit of school supplies,” said Contreras “I’m coming out early, I'm going to try my best and get up early, come out, and get it done."

Mike Webb estimates he saved around $100 last year.

He expects to save even more this year while shopping for his three grandkids.

“I think we're going to buy more clothes for them too," said Webb.

It's estimated this year shoppers are going to save an estimated $90 million in state and local taxes.

Not everything is on the tax exempt list

“I think the biggest items that are not on the list would be more geared toward the college student," said Jason Weaver, an assistant store manager at Walmart.

The holiday begins Aug. 10 and lasts until midnight Aug. 12. Additionally, there is no tax refund available. Here's what items are and aren't tax exempt:

Not tax exempt:

  • Accessories (generally)
  • Barrettes
  • Belt buckles (sold separately)
  • Bobby pins
  • Briefcases
  • Elastic ponytail holders
  • Hair bows
  • Hair clips
  • Handbags
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Headbands
  • Jewelry
  • Key cases
  • Purses
  • Wallets
  • Watch bands
  • Watches
  • Alterations
  • Aprons (welders)
  • Backpacks (unless for use by elementary/secondary students)
  • Baseball accessories
  • Baseball cleats
  • Baseball gloves
  • Baseball pants
  • Bathing caps
  • Belt buckles
  • Belts for weight lifting
  • Bicycle shoes (cleated)
  • Climbing (cleated or spiked)
  • Fishing (waders)
  • Overshoes and galoshes
  • Rubber work boots
  • Ski
  • Waders
  • Bowling shoes (rented and sold)
  • Buttons and zippers
  • Chest protectors
  • Cloth and lace, knitting yarns, and other fabrics
  • Clothing repair items, such as thread, buttons, tapes, and iron-on patches
  • Corsages and boutonnieres
  • Dry cleaning services
  • Earmuffs
  • Noise cancellation or noise cancelling
  • Elbow pads
  • Embroidery
  • Fabrics, thread, buttons, lace, patterns, knitting yarns
  • Fins (swim)
  • Fishing boots (waders)
  • Football accessories
  • Football pads
  • Football pants
  • Baseball
  • Batting
  • Bicycle
  • Garden
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Rubber
  • Surgical
  • Tennis
  • Work
  • Goggles
  • Golf accessories
  • Golf gloves
  • Golf purses
  • Golf shoes
  • Hair nets, bows, clips, and barrettes
  • Handbags and purses
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Hard hats
  • Headbands
  • Helmets (bike, baseball, football, hockey, motorcycle, sports)
  • Hockey gloves
  • Ice skates
  • Insoles
  • Jewelry
  • Knee pads
  • Laundering services
  • Life jackets and vests
  • Luggage
  • Mask, protective - welder, umpire, swim
  • Monogramming services
  • Overshoes and rubber shoes
  • Pads (football, hockey, soccer, elbow, knee, shoulder)
  • Paint or dust respirators and incidental supplies
  • Patterns
  • Personal flotation devices
  • Pocket squares
  • Protective gloves
  • Protective masks
  • Rented clothing (including uniforms, formal wear, and costumes)
  • Repair of clothing or footwear
  • Ribbons
  • Roller blades
  • Roller skates
  • Safety accessories
  • Safety clothing (normally worn in hazardous occupations)
  • Safety glasses (except prescription)
  • Safety shoes (not adaptable for street wear)
  • Sewing patterns
  • Shin guards and padding
  • Shoe inserts
  • Shoelaces
  • Ballet
  • Baseball cleats
  • Bicycle (cleated)
  • Bowling
  • Cleated or spiked
  • Fishing boots (waders)
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Jazz and dance
  • Overshoes
  • Soccer (cleated)
  • Spiked or cleated
  • Tap dance
  • Track and cleats
  • Wading/water sport
  • Shoe shines
  • Shoe repairs
  • Shoulder pads (for dresses, jackets, etc.)
  • Shoulder pads (football, hockey, sports)
  • Shower caps
  • Skates (ice and roller)
  • Ski boots (snow)
  • Ski suits (snow)
  • Ski vests (water)
  • Sports helmets
  • Sports pads (football, hockey, soccer, knee, elbow, shoulder)
  • Sunglasses (except prescription)
  • Sweatbands (arm, wrist, head)
  • Swimming masks and goggles
  • Track shoes and cleats
  • Umbrellas
  • Bulletproof
  • Flotation
  • Scuba
  • Water-ski
  • Wallets
  • Watch bands
  • Watches
  • Water ski vests
  • Weight lifting belts
  • Wet and dry suits
  • Wrist bands

Tax exempt:

  • Adult diapers
  • Aprons (household)
  • Athletic socks
  • Baby bibs
  • Baby clothes
  • Baby diapers (cloth or disposable)
  • Baseball caps
  • Baseball jerseys
  • Belts with attached buckles
  • Blouses
  • Boots (general purpose)
  • Cowboy
  • Hiking
  • 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
  • Cold weather
  • Employee uniforms (unless rented)
  • Fishing caps
  • Fishing vests (non-flotation)
  • Football jerseys
  • Gloves (generally)
  • Dress (unless rented)
  • Leather
  • Golf caps
  • Golf dresses
  • Golf jackets and windbreakers
  • Golf shirts
  • Golf skirts
  • 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
  • Safety shoes (adaptable for street wear)
  • Scarves
  • Scout uniforms
  • Shawls and wraps
  • Shirts
  • Shirts (hooded)
  • Shoes (generally)
  • Boat
  • Cross trainers
  • Dress
  • Flip-flops (rubber thongs)
  • Jellies
  • Running (without cleats)
  • Safety (suitable for everyday use)
  • Sandals
  • Slippers
  • Sneakers and tennis
  • Tennis
  • Walking
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sleepwear, nightgowns, pajamas
  • Slippers
  • Slips
  • Soccer socks
  • Socks
  • Suits, slacks, and jackets
  • Support hosiery
  • Suspenders
  • Sweatshirts
  • Sweat suits
  • Sweaters
  • Swimsuits
  • Tennis dresses
  • Tennis shorts
  • Tennis shoes
  • Tennis skirts
  • Ties (neckties - all)
  • Tights
  • Trousers
  • Underclothes
  • Underpants
  • Undershirts
  • Uniforms (school, work, nurse, waitress, military, postal, police, fire)
  • Veils
  • Vests (generally)
  • Fishing (non-flotation)
  • Hunting
  • Work clothes
  • Work uniforms
  • Workout clothes
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