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Texas sales tax holiday set for this weekend

In a news release sent out Thursday, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced to shoppers the annual sales tax holiday is scheduled for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Aug. 11 through 13.


The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced for less than $100 from sales tax, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend, the release states.

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This year, shoppers are expected to save an estimated $87 million in state and local sales taxes during the sales tax holiday, which has been an annual event since 1999.


Lists of apparel and school supplies that may be purchased tax-free can be found on the Comptroller’s website at

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