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Sales Tax holiday coming August 20-22

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Sales tax holiday coming August 20-22
The 12th annual sales tax holiday will begin Friday, August 20th and continue through Sunday, August 2nd. The event is designed to help parents as they outfit their children for the school year with clothing, shoes and school supplies.
The tax-free items will include school supplies, backpacks, children's and adult clothing and shoes priced at under $100.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said the tax-free event has saved Texas shoppers millions since it began in 1999. This year it is estimated the event will save shoppers about $59.3 million in state and local taxes.
Specifically, here are the school supply items that are included: Binders, book bags, calculators, cellophane tape, chalk, compasses, composition books, crayons, erasers, folders (expandable, pocket, plastic and manila), glue, paste and paste sticks, highlighters, index cards, index card boxes, legal pads, lunch boxes, markers, notebooks, pencil boxes, other school supply boxes, pencil sharpeners, pencils, pens, protractors, rulers, scissors, writing tablets, loose-leaf ruled paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board and construction paper.
Other items that will be tax exempt include: Baby clothes, backpacks for elementary and secondary students, belts with attached buckles, cowboy boots and hiking boots; caps and hats, including golf, fishing, knitted hats and baseball caps; coats and wraps, baby and adult diapers, dresses, most gloves, gym suits and uniforms, hooded shirts and hooded sweatshirts, hosiery, jackets, jeans, baseball and football jerseys, neckwear and ties, pajamas, pants and trousers, raincoats and ponchos, robes, shirts, shoes, including sandals, slippers, sneakers, tennis, and walking shoes; socks including athletic socks; shorts, suits, slacks, sweatshirts, sweat suits, sweaters, swimsuits, underwear, work clothes and uniforms.