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Retailers Prepare for Tax Free Weekend

Bargain shoppers, get ready to save this weekend. The tax free weekend begins Friday at 12:01 a.m. and ends at midnight on Sunday. For those three days, Texas retailers will not collect sales tax on most clothing and shoes that sell for less than $100.

The South Plains mall expects 150,000 shoppers and is gearing up for what they the second busiest weekend of the entire year. Marketing Manager Beth Bridges says, "We've prepared for it and, we're excited. We have security on staff and the parking lots attended."

The South Plains mall is extending its hours this weekend. They're open from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, stores are open 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Some specialty shops will be open even earlier.

Here is a list of taxed/tax-free items.

Tax-Free Items

  • Baby clothes
  • Bathing suits
  • Belts with attached buckles
  • Boots - cowboy, hiking
  • Bras
  • Caps/hats - baseball, fishing, golf, knitted
  • Choir robes
  • Coats and wraps
  • Costumes
  • Diapers - adult and baby
  • Dresses
  • Gloves (generally)
  • Gym suits and uniforms
  • Hooded shirts and hooded sweatshirts
  • Hosiery
  • Jackets
  • Jeans
  • Jerseys - baseball and football
  • Jogging apparel - bras, suits, shorts
  • Neckwear and ties
  • Pajamas
  • Pants and trousers
  • Raincoats and ponchos
  • Robes
  • Shirts
  • Shoes - sandals, slippers, sneakers, tennis, walking
  • Socks (including athletic)
  • Shorts
  • Suits, slacks and jackets
  • Sweatshirts
  • Sweat suits
  • Sweaters
  • Swim suits and trunks
  • Underwear
  • Work clothes and uniforms

Taxable Items

  • Accessories (generally) - barrettes, elastic pony tail holders, wallets, watches
  • Backpacks
  • Baseball cleats and pants
  • Belt buckles (without belt)
  • Boots - climbing, fishing, rubber work boots, ski, waders
  • Buttons and zippers
  • Cloth and lace, knitting yarns and other fabrics
  • Dry cleaning services
  • Football pants
  • Golf gloves
  • Handbags and purses
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Hard hats
  • Helmets - bike, baseball, football, hockey, motorcycle, sports
  • Ice skates
  • Jewelry
  • Laundering services
  • Leather goods - except belts and wearing apparel
  • Pads - football, hockey, soccer, elbow, knee, shoulder
  • Personal flotation devices
  • Rented clothing - uniforms, formal wear, costumes
  • Roller blades and skates
  • Safety clothing, glasses
  • Shoes - bicycle (cleated), bowling, golf
  • Wallets
  • Watches

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