Give your business a boost this Memorial Day Weekend by letting your customers know about the Lawn & Garden Tax Holiday!
Lawn & Garden Tax Holiday Memorial Day Weekend Saturday, May 29 - Monday, May 31
The Lawn & Garden Tax Holiday was created in 2016 to encourage responsible water use in Texas. Over Memorial Day Weekend, retailers can sell select water saving products without charging sales tax (includes all plants & more).
Retailers Sign Up and Be Listed On the Map
This is a great time to get your community to visit your retail store! This is a chance for your to encourage consumers to embrace their space and spend time landscaping their backyard, creating a garden and enjoy outside activities. This will give your community a chance to get to know your business even better! Throughout the Memorial Weekend, TNLA will be sharing a map of participating retailers on LandscapeTexasonline.org for consumers to search and find those taking part in the Lawn & Garden Tax Holiday. To have your retail garden center listed on this map, email your company name and address to email@example.com by May 19, 2021.
Below is a list of the items that qualify for the sales tax exemption:
WaterSense Products During Memorial Day Weekend, retailers do not need to charge sales tax on any product tax free that displays a WaterSense label or logo. These items can be bought for either personal or business purposes.
Water-Conserving Products Consumers can also purchase certain water-conserving products tax free. Unlike WaterSense-labeled items, these items are only exempt when purchased for use at a residential property.
Items are tax free during the holiday that are used or planted for:
conserving or retaining groundwater;
recharging water tables; or
decreasing ambient air temperature, and so limiting water evaporation
Examples of items that qualify for the exemption include:
a soaker or drip-irrigation hose
a moisture control for a sprinkler or irrigation system mulch
a rain barrel or an alternative rain and moisture collection system
a permeable ground cover surface that allows water to reach underground basins, aquifers or water collection points
all plants, trees and grasses
soil and compost
Examples of items that do not qualify for the exemption include: