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July 19, 2012

Texas Sales Tax Holiday Weekend a Month Away — August 17 to 19

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds shoppers they can save money on everything from pens, jeans and shoes to backpacks and other items priced under $100 during the state’s annual sales tax holiday.

This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-19.
“Shoppers across Texas can take advantage of the three-day sales tax holiday and save extra money for their budgets,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “Families gearing up for the new school year would not pay any sales tax for many back-to-school items from clothing and footwear to school supplies during that weekend.”

Lists of apparel and school supplies that may be purchased tax free can be found on the Comptroller’s website at: www.TexasTaxHoliday.org.

This year, shoppers will save an estimated $64.8 million in state and local sales taxes during the Sales Tax Holiday.

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

A podcast about the tax holiday is also available at: http://window.state.tx.us/newsinfo/podcast/transcripts/SalesTaxHoliday2012.html.

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