Texas sales tax holiday Aug. 15-17

AUSTIN (AP) - The 10th annual Texas sales tax holiday will be Aug. 15-17 as families prepare to send children back to school.

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Wednesday announced most clothing and shoes priced less than $100, with some exceptions, can be purchased tax free that weekend.

Combs estimates shoppers will save about $54 million.

Some tax free items will include coats, diapers, hooded shirts and sweat shirts, jeans, suits and underclothes.

Taxes must still be paid on wallets, watches, handbags, jewelry and roller blades and skates.

Combs says the tax loss is not expected to have a significant impact on Texas sales tax collections. She says Texas sales tax revenue "continues to grow at a healthy pace."

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On the Net:
List of tax-exempt items:
http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/tx98-490


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