Texas gears up for sales tax-free weekend

Texas gears up for sales tax-free weekend
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 6:26am

Tax break, on select items runs Friday thru Sunday

The Associated Press is reporting; Texas businesses and shoppers are getting ready for this weekend's sales tax holiday as students prepare to return to school.

Comptroller Susan Combs says the sales tax break, on select items, runs Friday through Sunday. The tax exemption applies to qualified products purchased at a store in Texas or from an Internet or catalog seller that does business in the state.

The sales tax break applies to purchases of qualifying clothing, shoes, backpacks and school supplies that total less than $100. Combs has predicted that shoppers in Texas will save more than $62 million in state and local sales taxes this weekend.

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