(August 17, 2012)--Texas shoppers will get a tax break this weekend as tax-free weekend gets underway Friday through Sunday.
With some exemptions, state and local taxes will not be charged on most clothing, footwear, school supplies, backpacks and layaway items.
The items must be under $100.
The sales tax rate in Texas is currently 6.25 percent, with local jurisdictions allowed to add up to 2 percent.
Qualified items sold over the Internet, by television or mail are also exempt.
Texas legislation passed in 2009, HB 1801, allows more freedom for the type of items that qualify as tax-exempt.
For a complete list of tax-free items, visit the Window on State Government website.