AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas shoppers can save money on certain items priced for less than $100 during the state’s annual sales tax holiday coming Friday through Sunday, August 5 – 7.
The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced below $100 from sales tax, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend.
“As families all over our state prepare to send their children back to school, we hope folks take advantage of this opportunity to get the supplies they need and save some money in the process,” Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. “As the father of three young children, I know how these expenses can add up. This event provides Texas families with some relief from state and local sales taxes.”
Lists of apparel and school supplies that may be purchased tax-free can be found here.
Shoppers are expected to save an estimated $92 million in state and local sales taxes during the sales tax holiday.
The tax holiday weekend has been an annual event since 1999.
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