The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

August 9, 2013

Texas annual sales tax holiday weekend in full swing

Staff Reports
Palestine Herald-Press

PALESTINE — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds shoppers the annual sales tax holiday weekend began today and will continue Saturday and Sunday at retailers all over the state.

Families can save money by not paying sales tax on most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100.

According to the Comptroller’s website, all sales of qualifying items made during the holiday period qualify for the exemption, including items sold online, or by telephone or mail.

Lay-away plans can be used again this year to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.

The sales tax holiday weekend in Texas has been an annual event since 1999.

Shoppers are expected to save an estimated $78.9 million in state and local sales taxes during the sales tax holiday.

Complete lists of tax-free items can be found at www.TexasTaxHoliday.org.