FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 08/16/2011
Rep. Reynolds Announces State Sales Tax Holiday Weekend
Reminds Public to take advantage of sales tax holiday for back to school supplies
AUSTIN, TX (August 16, 2011)-- Rep. Reynolds (Fort Bend County, District 27) would like to remind the parents and schoolchildren that this Friday, August 19, marks the beginning of this year's Texas Sales Tax Holiday. The Sales Tax Holiday ends Sunday, August 21. Texans who shop during this weekend will not have to pay state and local sales taxes on certain items.
"In this tough economy, with unemployment hovering at 8%, Texans need every break they can get," said Rep. Reynolds. "I urge every Texan to take advantage of this sales tax holiday to purchase much needed clothing, shoes and schools supplies need for the start of another school year."
The sales tax holiday exempts backpacks, paper, pens, pencils, and most school supplies. Clothing and footwear priced under $100 are also exempt. The Sales Tax Holiday will save hardworking Texans about $8 on every $100 they spend.
For more information on the Texas Sales Tax Holiday, please see: http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/tx98_490/tx98_490.html
About State Representative Ron Reynolds
Ron Reynolds is State Representative for District 27 of Fort Bend County in Texas. Rep. Reynolds serves on the Economic and Small Business Development and Environmental Regulation committees. He is a name partner in Brown, Brown & Reynolds, P.C. and is a former Associate Municipal Judge for The City of Houston. Rep. Reynolds' new district office is located at 2440 Texas Pkwy., Suite 102, Missouri City, Texas 77489.