AUSTIN (AP) – Texas businesses and shoppers are getting ready for this weekend’s sales tax holiday as students prepare to return to school.
Comptroller Susan Combs says the sales tax break, on select items, runs Friday through Sunday. The tax exemption applies to qualified products purchased at a store in Texas or from an Internet or catalog seller that does business in the state.READ MORE: Anna Police Investigating Crash That Killed 22-Year-Old Man
The sales tax break applies to items that cost less than $100. Clothing, shoes, backpacks and school supplies are among the qualifying merchandise.READ MORE: Texas Joins Oklahoma's Effort To Overturn McGirt
Combs has predicted that shoppers in Texas will save more than $62 million in state and local sales taxes this weekend.
San Marcos police have announced increased patrols near outlet malls. Some exit ramps will close to help reroute the expected heavy traffic.MORE NEWS: 2 Killed, 5 Injured After Drag Racer Slams Into Spectators An Texas Airport
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