Tax Free Shopping in Texas

8-6-06 - UNDATED (AP) - This weekend is the Texas sales tax holiday -- through Sunday. Most clothing items and footwear under 100 dollars are tax-free for the period.

Backpacks, purses, bicycle helmets, watches, sewing supplies and hair accessories are among the items that remain taxed.

The Texas comptroller's office estimates shoppers will save 38 and a-half million dollars in state sales taxes and ten and a-half million in local sales taxes this weekend.

Efforts to create a similar tax holiday in Oklahoma have failed in the state Legislature in recent years.