Sales tax holiday
POSTED: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 5:46pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 5:47pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas sales tax holiday is Aug. 20-22 as shoppers prepare to head for stores the weekend before most public schools resume classes.
The Texas comptroller's office says the law exempts most clothing and footwear priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.
The agency says backpacks under $100 and used by elementary and secondary students are also exempt.
The 2009 Legislature expanded the list of items qualifying for tax exemption during the three-day weekend. Texas families get a sales tax break on most school supplies priced at less than $100 purchased for use by a student in an elementary or secondary school.'