By Roxanne McKnight
Parents looking for price breaks on back-to-school shopping can put Friday-Sunday, Aug. 7-9, on their calendar. Those are the dates of this year’s sales tax holiday in Texas.
According to the office of Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, most clothing and shoes, as well as school supplies and backpacks under $100 will be exempt from sales tax that weekend, which means about $8 savings on every $100 spent. This year alone, shoppers are predicted to save $87 million during the tax holiday weekend.
“As the father of three young children, I know back-to-school expenses can really put a strain on family budgets this time of year,” Hegar said in a press release. “This is an opportunity for families to save some money and prepare for the start of the school year.”
Mexia stores, like those across the state, expect a noticeable increase in sales that weekend.