Texas Sales Tax Holiday Weekend is Aug. 9-11

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013  |  Updated 3:14 PM CDT
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Sales Tax Holiday Weekend Set for August

Texas' annual Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 9-11 this year.

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This year's sales tax holiday falls on Aug. 9-11.

During the annual holiday weekend, shoppers can save money on certain items under $100. The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales tax, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend.

"Texas families can take advantage of the sales tax holiday when doing their back-to-school shopping," said Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller, in a news release. "The tax holiday applies to a variety of items ranging from pens to jeans to help shoppers around Texas save some of their hard earned money."

This year, shoppers will save an estimated $74.1 million in state and local sales taxes during the Sales Tax Holiday.

Lists of apparel and school supplies that may be purchased tax free can be found on the Comptroller's website at TexasTaxHoliday.org.

The dates for the tax holiday weekend are established by the Legislature in the state tax code. The sales tax holiday has been an annual event since 1999.

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