Texans are poised to save more than $102 million at the register this weekend, the state comptroller reports, when the annual three-day tax-free holiday returns Friday, August 9 and suspends the typical 8.25 percent sales tax on qualifying items purchased in Texas stores, online, or from catalogues (those still exist?) through midnight Sunday, August 11.
That mean's there's no tax on most clothes, shoes, and school supplies under $100, though sports equipment, luggage, jewelry, purses, technology, and textbooks are largely non-exempt. You can find the whole list here.
While most will take this opportunity to load up on backpacks, notebooks, and calculators before the start of the next school year, remember: Tax-Free Weekend is not reserved for parents. An extra couple bucks off those leopard-print shoes you've had your eye on might just be incentive enough to pull the trigger. Happy shopping!