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Sales Tax Holiday Starts Today (Beware the Malls)

For anyone with kids about to go back to school, this weekend should be a boon. For any of you sick souls who love to bask in the frustrated churn of humanity that is an overcrowded shopping mall, you should have a ball this weekend, too. Pretty much everyone else would do well to avoid the stores until Monday.

Today marks the beginning of Texas' annual back-to-school sales tax holiday weekend. Most clothing, school supplies and other kinda-sorta back-to-school items under $100 are exempt from state and local sales taxes starting now through Sunday. The state comptroller's office estimates that shoppers should save about $8 for every $100 spent. Statewide, that should amount to some $87 million in savings, according to the comptroller's office.

You can see a list of clothes and other school items that qualify for the tax break at the comptroller's website here

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