Unlike some states, Texas has some additional provisions in within Texas sales taxes. For example, Texas sales taxes command a rate of 6.25 percent, however, local governments and use taxes can accommodate another two percent, making the potential tax 8.25 per cent. Medicines, produce, meats, bakery products, and some other food items are exempt from Texas sales taxes, however, Texas also has a use tax that is equal to the sales tax and applies to items bought outside of Texas and brought into the state. Many states allow residents to buy items in other states, and be exempt from taxes, especially if the resident picks up the product in the state of origin.
Unfortunately, Texas is not one of those states and still requires a use tax on certain things brought into the state from another state. Items that are exempt use tax are those used in production or post production such as cameras and camera accessories, film, and other similar items. Some items are not qualifying items for exemption even if they are used in motion picture production such as motor vehicles and trailers, director’s chairs, hand tools, gas cans, ladders, shipping cases, and battery chargers.