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Texas Tax-Free Weekend Set for Aug. 19-21

Friday, Jul 29, 2011  |  Updated 10:53 AM CDT
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Tax-Free Weekend Coming Next Month

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The 81st Texas Legislature passed HB 1801 (2009) expanding the list of items qualifying for exemption from Texas state and local sales and use taxes during the annual sales tax holiday in August.

The annual Texas sales tax holiday will be Aug. 19-21.

State Comptroller Susan Combs on Thursday announced the annual tax-free weekend, as shoppers get a break from sales tax on certain items costing less than $100.

Combs says shoppers will pay no state or local sales tax on many school supplies and most clothing. The list of exceptions includes certain leather goods, handbags, jewelry and helmets.

Combs predicts shoppers will save $62.1 million in state and local sales taxes during the Friday, Saturday and Sunday tax break, an annual event in Texas since 1999.

More: Texas Comptroller Sales Tax Holiday

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