Friday, August 15, 2008
SPENDING LIKE IT'S WATER
This weekend is a big deal in Texas. It's like a Holiday, and people plan for it, make lists, check the papers, listen to the news...and so on.
This guy is not a happy camper! Can you guess why? Ok, Texans, put your hands down, I know you know, but not all people are as privileged!
It's Back to School Tax Free Weekend! Yep...back to school shopping without the sales tax. Texas is one of only thirteen states that do this. Texas also had a tax free weekend a few months ago if you bought energy efficient appliances.
The reason people make lists and check the papers, isn't just for the ads, it's to make sure they buy the tax exempt items because not everything is tax free. For instance, if you are really talented, like a seamstress and love to sew, forgetaboutit! Yardage and cloth of any kind aren't tax free.
Neither are these....or sewing patterns or notions of any kind.
Now you can buy these nice fancy cowboy boots tax free.
But you have to pay the sales tax if you buy these rubber boots.
Pajamas are tax free, and so are diapers.
You can also buy an apron tax free.
So Texan's, grab your money, checkbooks, credit cards and such...but bring that official list so you don't get confused.
Do you have a Sales Tax Holiday Weekend in your State? Are the exemptions the same?