Sales Tax Holiday this Weekend

Editor’s Notes:

Coastal Bend Mamas

Hi Mamas,

Whoo Hoo! It is Tax Free Weekend! It all starts Friday and ends on Sunday, so be sure to get your shopping done to take advantage of this opportunity! It’s important to note that eligible purchases are only priced up to $100 or less. If listed items are priced over $100, the state sales tax is applied to the purchase.  Check out our new Back to School section on our website too – we are putting up some terrific info there too!

Become a fan and watch our Facebook page – we often put reminders, fun posts and new information up there. This month we will be giving away 4 Schlitterbahn tix to the New Braunfels park too! Be sure to follow us on Instagram as well!

Have a great weekend! Enjoy!! ~Judy

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Local Events Coming Up:

Bay Jammin’ Concert Series – FREE!

Summer Live Entertainment Lineup at Cole Park Amphitheater

 

Now through August 13, 2015

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Cultural Services Division and CHRISTUS Health Plan, J² Productions, along with other local businesses once again invite you to come out to Cole Park Amphitheater to enjoy the Bay Jammin’ CONCERT Series. This year’s lineup will continue every Thursday evening now through August 13, 2015, from 7:30pm9:30pm. The stage is set under the stars against our beautiful Corpus Christi bayfront.

The City will showcase a variety of bands. Music will be live—in a variety of genre from rock, country, world beat, jazz, blues and much more. All these concerts are offered FREE for everyone, so bring your lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy this wonderful entertainment.

 

SUMMER 2015 CONCERT REMAINING LINEUP: (Thursdays, 7:30pm9:30pm)

August 6 Scarecrow People (Reggae, Variety, and 80’s)

August 13 Jeff “El Jefe” Anderson Trio (Original Texas Blues Rock)

Bay Jammin’ Cinema Series – FREE!

Summer Entertainment Lineup at Cole Park Amphitheater

Now through August 14, 2015

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Cultural Services Division and CHRISTUS Health Plan, J² Productions, along with other local businesses once again invite you to come out to Cole Park Amphitheater to enjoy the Bay Jammin’ CINEMA Series. This year’s lineup which will continue now through August 14, 2015 is full of action, adventure and will bring out the laughter in all ages. Movies will be shown under the stars against our beautiful Corpus Christi bayfront every Friday evening after dark. All films are closed captioned. The movies are offered FREE for everyone, so bring your lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy this wonderful family entertainment.

 

SUMMER 2015 CINEMA REMAINING SCHEDULE: (Fridays, after dark)

August 7 Annie (118 min – Comedy | Drama | Family)

August 14 Maleficent (97 min – Action | Adventure | Family)

For more information about this concert series, visit www.ccparkandrec.com (click ‘Arts & Culture’) or call 361-826-3417.

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to providing quality, affordable, enrichment programs for all ages and interests. For more information about the wide variety of programs and services offered by the department, visit www.ccparkandrec.com. We invite everyone to Live. Learn. Play!

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BacktoSchool

Sales Tax Holiday
Aug. 7 – 9, 2015

This year’s Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 7 – 9. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.

Subject to the criteria explained below, all sales of qualifying items made during the holiday period qualify for the exemption, including items sold online, or by telephone or mail. Lay-away plans can be used again this year to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.

“The exemption also does not apply to sales of special clothing or footwear that the manufacturer 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 the manufacturer designed the article. For example, golf cleats and football pads are primarily designed for athletic activity or protective use and are not normally worn except for those purposes; they do not qualify for the exemption. Tennis shoes, jogging suits and swimsuits, however, are commonly worn for purposes other than athletic activity and thus qualify for the exemption.”

“The sales tax holiday exemption does not extend to rental of clothing or footwear; nor does it apply to alteration (including embroidery) or cleaning services performed on clothes and shoes. Additionally, tax is due on sales of accessories, including jewelry, handbags, purses, briefcases, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, watches and similar items.”

The dates for the sales tax holiday are set by the Legislature.

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