Tax Free Weekend begins August 20th - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/20/10

Tax Free Weekend begins August 20th

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD)- Just in time for back to school, it's Tax Free Weekend. Shoppers will get a break from state and local sales taxes from Friday through Sunday. 

The Texas comptroller's office says the law exempts most clothing and footwear priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.

The agency says backpacks under $100 and used by elementary and secondary students are also exempt.

The 2009 Legislature expanded the list of items qualifying for tax exemption during the three-day weekend. Texas families get a sales tax break on most school supplies priced at less than $100 purchased for use by a student in an elementary or secondary school.

Other changes have been made to what qualifies for tax free. For the entire list of what qualifies and the guidelines, click here.

The mall will have extended hours for the weekend, open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 22.

Among the mall's anchor stores, JC Penney will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Dillard's will open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 22.

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