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Sales tax holiday this weekend

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Whether you’re in need of notebooks, rulers or running shoes, Texas Comptroller Glenn He-gar issued a news release reminding shoppers they can save money on those and other items during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9-11. The law exempts sales tax on qualified items such as clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced below $100. It is expected to save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend, the comptroller’s office said. As Texas families begin the process of replacing their beach towels with lunch boxes, the sales tax holiday is the perfect opportunity to save some ...

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