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Sales tax holiday slated Aug. 11-13


AUSTIN — The state's annual sales tax holiday will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-13, allowing shoppers to save money on back-to-school and other items, according to Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. The law creating the holiday 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. "Most folks won't hear the back-to-school bell for another month, but it's never too early to take advantage of the opportunity to save money on everything from ball caps to ballpoint pens," Hegar said. "As the father of three young children, I know how these expenses can add up." Lists of apparel and school supplies that may be purchased taxfree can be found on the Comptroller's website at TexasTaxHoliday.org. This year, shoppers will save an estimated $87 million in state and local sales taxes during the sales tax holiday. Texas' tax holiday weekend has been an annual event since 1999.


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