Texas Sales Tax Holiday Begins Friday, Runs Through Sunday
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas shoppers will get a tax break later this week as children prepare to return to school.
The Texas law exempts most clothing, footwear and school supplies priced less than $100 from sales and use taxes for the weekend. The sales tax holiday applies to purchases from a Texas store or from an online or catalog seller doing business in the state. Layaways are eligible.
Officials say the tax break could save buyers about $8 on every $100 spent.
Some purchases are not eligible for the tax break, including jewelry, handbags, purses, briefcases, luggage, wallets, watches and similar items.
The Texas tax break weekend began in 1999.
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