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July 2007     •

Texas Sales Tax Holiday

Practitioners are reminded that the annual Texas Sales Tax Holiday is approaching. On August 17 – 19, Texas taxpayers may purchase most clothing and footwear priced under $100 tax-free. Backpacks – when used by elementary and secondary students – have been added to the list of eligible items.

Sellers are cautioned that it is unlawful to advertise that they will pay their customer’s sales tax when taxable items are purchased. Additionally, sellers are prohibited from advertising that they will not collect sales tax on taxable items.

Click here for a detailed list of taxable vs. nontaxable items.

Comptroller Announces Tax Relief for North Texas

Victims of Recent Flooding

The Texas Comptroller’s Office has announced relief provisions for North Texas individuals and businesses affected by recent flooding. Taxpayers in the following counties are eligible: Bosque, Cooke, Coryell, Denton, Grayson and Tarrant.

• Labor to repair storm-damaged, nonresidential property may be purchased tax-free when these labor charges are separately stated on the bill. Generally, labor to repair nonresidential property is taxable.

• Services purchased to repair storm-damaged property – including dry cleaning of clothing and draperies, rug and carpet cleaning and appliance repairs – may be purchased tax-free.



Free CPE Day

Sales Tax Specialists of Texas – in connection with SOURCECORP Tax Benefits Group, Bank of America and Automatic Data Processing – is pleased to announce two Free CPE Days.

Dallas, TX

August 8, 2007

9 am - 4:15 pm

Click here to learn more and register.

Fort Worth, TX

August 9, 2007

9 am - 4:15 pm

Click here to learn more and register.

About Sales Tax Specialists of Texas

Sales Tax Specialists of Texas provides sales tax audit defense services to all taxpayers and sales tax refund reviews to taxpayers in the following industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas
  • Residential Communities
    (Apartments and Nursing Homes)
  • New Construction
    (Homebuilders and Non-residential)

  • Restaurants
  • Printers
  • Agriculture
  • Golf Courses
  • Janitorial Companies

To learn more about Sales Tax Specialists of Texas, visit our website at

To request a consultation, click here to email Sales Tax Specialists of Texas.

Texas Sales Tax Update is published on an as-appropriate basis and is a service of Sales Tax Specialists of Texas.