KXAN Austin - Many parents look forward to the one weekend in August where they can save money on school supplies. Now, state leaders are looking to expand the state’s ‘Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday.’
Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) and Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) on Tuesday filed a bill that would increase the sales tax exemption from $100 to $200 and also include electronic devices like computers, tablets and e-readers.
“It’s time to bring the sales tax holiday into the 21st century,” said Ellis in a statement. “Texas needs to increase the sales tax holiday amount and add the electronic devices that our students regularly use to succeed in the classroom.”