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Sales Tax Holiday Set for Second Weekend in August

Todd Wiseman & Mikhail Popov/Texas Tribune

The state’s annual sales-tax-free weekend is a little earlier this year, but there’s still time to get ready.

Coming up on the weekend of August 9 to 11, Texas shoppers can save the sales tax on most clothing and back-to-school stuff priced under $100.

The Texas Comptroller’s Office estimates that shoppers will save more than $74 million statewide.

The sales tax holiday has been a Texas back-to-school event since 1999.

Trey Shaar is an All Things Considered producer, reporter and host. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @treyshaar.