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August 18th, 2010
Sales Tax holiday is this weekend


It’s not exactly like Christmas, but the annual Texas Sales Tax Holiday takes place this weekend, Friday through Sunday.

“This is the 12th straight year in which families will take advantage of sales tax savings,” said Texas Comptroller Susan Combs. “This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20–22, shoppers can stock up on tax-free school supplies, school backpacks and most children’s and adults’ clothing and shoes priced at less than $100.”

A list of tax- free apparel and school supplies is availalbe through the Texas Comptrollers website at

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