Sales tax holiday

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.'

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