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Monday, August 8, 2011

Back-to-school sales tax holiday set for Aug. 19-21

Insider's Report Vol. 8, No. 14

The State of Texas is once again providing an opportunity for hard-working Texans to stretch every dollar and save money when shopping for back-to-school supplies.  As a result of legislation I supported in 1999, the annual sales tax holiday will take place this year on August 19-21. 

During the tax holiday weekend, shoppers will pay no state or local sales tax on many school supplies, school backpacks, and most children's and adults' clothing and shoes priced at less than $100.  In addition to the tax savings, many businesses offer further reductions that can add up to a significant discount on back-to-school purchases.  To see a full list of eligible items, please visit the Comptroller's Texas Tax Holiday website.

Please be sure to invest in our local communities by supporting area businesses when making your back-to-school purchases.