Retailers are bracing for big crowds this weekend. At the stroke of midnight on Friday, Texas officially kicked off its annual sales tax holiday.
Texas shoppers can get a tax break this Memorial Day weekend when buying certain power-saving appliances. The sales tax holiday begins Saturday and runs through Monday.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said, with the state’s population set to double in the next 40 or 50 years, it is time to tap the Rainy Day Fund, which could be nearly $12 billion by 2015.
In an era of usually bad economic news, Arlington’s story is surprisingly upbeat. The city’s sales tax revenues were up nearly five percent from last year setting a new record for revenue. Some business owners say the city is evolving as a destination for consumers.
Stores (and shoppers) across Texas are busy preparing for the annual tax-free holiday, this Friday through Sunday, as students get ready to head back to school.
The Texas sales tax holiday is Aug. 17-19 and shoppers gearing up for the new school year will save money on a variety of back-to-school items.
Looking for a new refrigerator? This may be your lucky weekend.
Amazon is doing an about-face in Texas, saying it will bring jobs back to the state and start paying sales tax a year after closing a distribution center in dispute.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says state sales tax revenue for January was up almost 10 percent over last year.
State sales tax revenue was up 12.2 percent last month in Texas, compared to receipts from the previous November, the state comptroller said.
Tax free weekend is in full swing, but there will a big change to it next year.
State governments across the country are laying off teachers, closing public libraries and parks, and reducing health care services, but there is one place they could get $23 billion a year if they could only agree how to do it: Internet retailers such as Amazon.com.