Sales Tax Holidays Aren’t Good for Texas

Brakeyshia Samms

Last week I presented invited testimony to the Senate Finance Committee about sales tax holidays. Sales tax holidays sound good to consumers, especially in the late summer right before school starts. With a list of school-year needs a mile long, from school supplies to new clothes, hard-working Texas families look for every opportunity to save […]

Sales Tax Holiday is Well-Intentioned But Misguided

Dick Lavine, Senior Fiscal Analyst at the Center for Public Policy Priorities

Texas’ annual sales tax holiday is this weekend – August 9-11.  Retailers will not collect state or local sales tax on most clothing, footwear, and school supplies priced under $100. The sales tax holiday is well-intentioned but misguided. Legislators concerned about the unfair burden that the sales tax places on low- and moderate-income Texas families […]