The Texas annual sales tax holiday has been set for Aug. 7-9 as children prepare to return to school.
The Texas comptroller's office said, as in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes. That could save anyone shopping in Texas about $8 on every $100 spent during the tax-break weekend.
Sales tax must still be paid on some certain items, such as luggage, purses, wallets and watches.
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The Texas tax break weekend has been an annual event since 1999. It's open to anyone buying qualifying products at a store in the state or from an Internet or catalog seller engaged in business in Texas.