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Tax holiday set on back-to-school items

Texas shoppers can save money on certain items during the state’s annual sales tax holiday, which this year is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 11-13.

The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced below $100 from sales tax, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend. For more details, see the August 3 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.