Pandemic may dampen back-to-school shopping during sales tax holiday weekend

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Texas parents frequently buy clothing and school supplies for their children during early August, when the state doesn't collect sales tax on back-to-school items.

From Friday, Aug. 7 to Sunday, Aug. 9, Texas will not collect sales tax on most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks, according to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Consumers saved an estimated $102.2 million last year, said Kevin Peek, who teaches economics at South Texas College. The coronavirus pandemic may dampen enthusiasm for back-to-school shopping this year.

For more details about the annual sales tax holiday, including lists of items that qualify, visit the Comptroller's Office website.


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