Regional
9:52 am
Wed August 19, 2009

Texas Tax-Free Weekend

Texas – In a couple of days the annual Texas sales tax break weekend will be in full swing.

The shopping period is from Aug. 21-23 and comes just in time for students returning to school.

School supplies have been added to the annual tax-free holiday. The state comptroller's office says the law exempts most clothing and footwear priced under $100 from sales and use taxes.

The agency says backpacks under $100 used by elementary and secondary students are also exempt.

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