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Texas Sales Tax Holiday Begins Friday, Runs Through Sunday

Some purchases are not eligible for the tax break, including jewelry and purses

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    Texas shoppers will get a tax break later this week as children prepare to return to school.

    The Texas comptroller's office said the annual tax-free weekend, for a number of school-related items, begins Friday and runs through Sunday.

    Texas law exempts most clothing, footwear and school supplies priced less than $100 from sales and use taxes for the weekend. The sales tax holiday applies to purchases from a Texas store or from an online or catalog seller doing business in the state. Layaways are eligible.

    The tax break saves buyers about $8 on every $100 spent.

    Some purchases are not eligible for the tax break, including jewelry, handbags, purses, briefcases, luggage, wallets, watches and similar items.

    The Texas tax break weekend began in 1999.

    For a complete set of guidelines of what is covered and what's not this weekend visit the state comptroller's website.