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Shoppers Embrace ‘Sales Tax Thursday’ To Beat Weekend Crowds

Paying more to skip the crowds is a back to school shopping strategy some embraced Thursday before the start of the Texas Sales Tax Holiday weekend.

CBS 11–08/06/2015

People gather outside of the Texas State Capitol building in Austin. (credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas House Approves Slicing State Sales Taxes For 1st Time

The House has preliminarily approved a $4.9 billion tax cut package featuring the first sales tax reduction in Texas history – setting the chamber up for a fight with the Senate over whose tax plan is best.

04/28/2015

Texas Capitol Building (Photo J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

House Republicans: Cut Texas Sales Tax Rate, Not Property Taxes

Texas would cut its sales tax rate for the first time in history under a House Republican plan that scraps homeowner tax relief sought by Gov. Greg Abbott.

04/08/2015

View of the Fort Worth Convention Center. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Voters To Decide Fate Of Proposed Fort Worth Arena

Voters in Fort Worth will soon be asked to decide whether the city can build a new 14,000 seat arena.

08/13/2014

A girl looks at school bags in a supermarket. (credit: FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Sales Tax Holiday Begins Friday

It’s nearly sales tax break time in Texas. The state’s annual sales tax holiday begins Friday and runs through Sunday as children prepare to return to school.

08/07/2014

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

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