Sales Tax Holiday Weekend is Here - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Sales Tax Holiday Weekend is Here

If you haven't done your back-to-school shopping, this weekend might be a good time

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    In this file photo, school teacher Liza Gleason shops for back to school supplies at a Target store August 13, 2008 in Daly City, California.

    The Texas annual sales tax holiday has been set for Aug. 10 - 12, just in time for families sending children back to school.

    Shoppers can save money on certain items priced under $100 during the tax-free holiday weekend. Good news, our partners at The Dallas Morning News say there will be fewer out-of-towners shopping in North Texas this weekend.

    Both Oklahoma and Louisiana copied Texas and already had their sales tax holidays last weekend.

    The state law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales tax.

    Sales tax must still be paid on some items, such as luggage, computer bags, purses, wallets and watches.

    Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar estimates shoppers will save nearly $87 million in state and local sales taxes during the Texas tax break weekend that's been an annual event since 1999.

    More: Texas Sales Tax Holiday

    CLICK HERE to read Six Things to Know About Tax-Free Shopping in Texas This Weekend from our media partners at The Dallas Morning News

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