Texas Comptroller Predicts $47 Million In Savings For Parents This Weekend - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/3/05

Texas Comptroller Predicts $47 Million In Savings For Parents This Weekend

Parents have a chance to subtract taxes from some of their back to school shopping expenses.

Tax-free weekend begins Friday and runs through Sunday. During that time, most clothing and shoes under $100 are tax exempt. Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn says she's working to get even more items added to that list.

"I am adamant about getting some of these items over here that are not sales tax exempt, like back packs and school supplies, over to the table that is sales tax exempt," said Strayhorn.

Strayhorn predicts Texans will save more than $47 million this weekend.

get more>> Web Enhanced 8/1/05
Tax Free Weekend Item List
Take a look at the items that are taxed and tax-free during the tax free weekend August 5th-7th.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Weekend Outlook: Nice Saturday, Fire Weather returns Sunday

    Weekend Outlook: Nice Saturday, Fire Weather returns Sunday

    Saturday, March 25 2017 7:57 AM EDT2017-03-25 11:57:35 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 7:57 AM EDT2017-03-25 11:57:35 GMT
    We are starting off the weekend cool, but warmer temperatures are on the way along with a break from high winds today. Sunday we will a combination of warm temperatures and southwesterly winds sustained at 20-30 mph in the afternoon hours. With high temperatures, low relative humidity values and high winds, we will see the return of an elevated risk for wildfires.
    We are starting off the weekend cool, but warmer temperatures are on the way along with a break from high winds today. Sunday we will a combination of warm temperatures and southwesterly winds sustained at 20-30 mph in the afternoon hours. With high temperatures, low relative humidity values and high winds, we will see the return of an elevated risk for wildfires.
  • Epic collapse of GOP health care bill puts effort into limbo

    Epic collapse of GOP health care bill puts effort into limbo

    Saturday, March 25 2017 4:18 AM EDT2017-03-25 08:18:31 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 4:18 AM EDT2017-03-25 08:18:31 GMT

    The failure of House Republicans to repeal and replace Barack Obama's health care law was nothing short of an epic, self-inflicted collapse.

    The failure of House Republicans to repeal and replace Barack Obama's health care law was nothing short of an epic, self-inflicted collapse.

  • US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

    US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

    Saturday, March 25 2017 3:39 AM EDT2017-03-25 07:39:44 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 3:39 AM EDT2017-03-25 07:39:44 GMT

    An immigration judge in Chicago has granted asylum to a Singapore teen whose online posts criticizing his government landed him in jail.

    An immigration judge in Chicago has granted asylum to a Singapore teen whose online posts criticizing his government landed him in jail.

Powered by Frankly