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Back To School Shopping, Students, Teachers, Kids, Supplies

Texas Tax Free Holiday Is August 8-10

One of the most anticipated shopping weekends of the year has been announced.

CBS 11–07/11/2014

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Mixed Drinks Could Get Pricier As Sales Tax Shifts

A change in Texas sales taxes could cost people buying mixed drinks at bars. Purchasers of mixed drinks will pay a new sales tax of 8.25 percent _ the same tax on beer and wine.

12/30/2013

A girl shops for pens in the back-to-school section of a Target store. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Texas Tax-Free Holiday Weekend Begins

Retailers are bracing for big crowds this weekend. At the stroke of midnight on Friday, Texas officially kicked off its annual sales tax holiday.

08/09/2013

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Texas Tax Break For Energy Star Items

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.

05/24/2013

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst testifies on Capitol Hill. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Dewhurst Ready To Tap Rainy Day Fund

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.

01/08/2013

Rangers Ballpark & Cowboys Stadium, Arlington

Arlington Continues To Boom In Spite Of Weak Economy

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.

11/09/2012

A girl shops for pens in the back-to-school section of a Target store. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Stores Ready For Texas Tax-Free Weekend

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.

08/15/2012

Shoppers peruse notebooks and other back-to-school items in a Walmart store. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Back-To-School Texas Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 17-19

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.

07/19/2012

People check out new Energy Star rated major appliances at a departmnet store. (credit: Getty Images/Frank Polich)

Texans Can Save Energy & Taxes This Weekend

Looking for a new refrigerator? This may be your lucky weekend.

05/24/2012

The internet shopping website of Amazon.com. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Amazon Settles Sales Tax Spat With Texas

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.

04/27/2012

A man checks out his purchases at a department store on Black Friday. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Texas Sales Tax Revenue Up Nearly 10 Percent

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says state sales tax revenue for January was up almost 10 percent over last year.

02/08/2012

A man checks out his purchases at a department store on Black Friday. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Texas Sales Tax Revenue Grows From 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.

12/07/2011

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