Texas Tax Code
Sec. § 151.326
Clothing and Footwear for Limited Period


The sale of an article of clothing or footwear designed to be worn on or about the human body is exempted from the taxes imposed by this chapter if:


the sales price of the article is less than $100; and


the sale takes place during a period beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the Friday before the 15th day preceding the uniform date prescribed by Section 25.0811 (First Day of Instruction)(a), Education Code, without regard to any exception authorized by that section, before which a school district may not begin instruction for the school year, and ending at 12 midnight on the following Sunday.


This section does not apply to:


any special clothing or footwear that is primarily designed for athletic activity or protective use and that is not normally worn except when used for the athletic activity or protective use for which it is designed;


accessories, including jewelry, handbags, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, watches, and similar items carried on or about the human body, without regard to whether worn on the body in a manner characteristic of clothing; and


the rental of clothing or footwear.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 394, Sec. 7, eff. June 3, 1999. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1310, Sec. 121(27), eff. Oct. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 931 (H.B. 3314), Sec. 10(a), eff. June 15, 2007.
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1266 (H.B. 3319), Sec. 7, eff. June 15, 2007.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 4 (S.B. 1), Sec. 33.01, eff. September 28, 2011.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 525 (S.B. 485), Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 2013.
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