House Bill 1801 identifies school supplies priced less than $100 that will be exempt from state and local sales tax for the tax-free weekend. Pens, crayons, calculators, notebooks, rulers, scissors and lunch boxes are a few of the items on the list. The full list can be found below.
These items are in addition to school backpacks and most clothing and shoes priced less than $100 that are already tax-free the weekend of Aug. 21-23.
The Comptroller's office is sending information to retailers about implementing the expanded sales tax holiday.
|TAX-FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES|
|Blackboard chalk||Lunch boxes|
|Cellophane tape||Paper (loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, construction paper)|
|Composition books||Pencil boxes and other school supply boxes|
|Folders (expandable, pocket, plastic, manila)||Pens|
|Glue, paste and paste sticks||Protractors|
|Index card boxes||Writing tablets|