Tax free savings this weekend


ABILENE, Texas - Sales tax holiday is a big opportunity to keep a little money in your pockets, and it starts Friday and ends Sunday this week.

According to the Texas Comptroller website, here are some of the select tax-free items:

School supplies

Binders Book bags Calculators Cellophane tape Blackboard chalk Compasses Composition books Crayons Erasers Folders; expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila Glue, paste and paste sticks Highlighters Index cards Index card boxes Legal pads Lunch boxes Markers (including dry erase markers) Notebooks Paper; loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and construction paper Pencil boxes and other school supply boxes Pencil sharpeners Pencils Pens Protractors Rulers Scissors Writing tablets


Adult diapers Aprons (household) Athletic socks Baby bibs Baby clothes Baby diapers (cloth or disposable) Belts with attached buckles Blouses Boots (general purpose) Bow ties Bowling shirts Bras Camp clothes Caps (baseball, fishing, golf) Chef uniforms Children's novelty costumes Clerical vestments Coats and wraps Coveralls Diapers (cloth and disposable) Dresses Employee uniforms (unless rented) Fishing caps Fishing vests (non-flotation) Gloves (generally) Graduation caps and gowns Gym suits and uniforms Hats Hooded shirts and hooded sweatshirts Hosiery, including support hosiery Hunting vests Jackets Jeans Jogging apparel Knitted caps or hats Leg warmers Leotards and tights Mask, costume Neckwear and ties Nightgowns and nightshirts Painter pants Pajamas Pants Panty hose Raincoats and ponchos Rain hats Religious clothing Robes Scarves Scout uniforms Shawls and wraps Shirts Shirts (hooded) Shoes (generally) Shorts Skirts Sleepwear, nightgowns, pajamas Slippers Slips Soccer socks Socks Suits, slacks, and jackets Support hosiery Suspenders Sweatshirts Sweat suits Sweaters Swimsuits Ties (neckties - all) Tights Trousers Underclothes Underpants Undershirts Uniforms (school, work, nurse, waitress, military, postal, police, fire) Veils Vests (generally) Work clothes Work uniforms Workout clothes

According to the Texas Comptroller website, items that are more than $100 will still be taxed.

Since sales tax in Texas is 8.25 percent, for every $100 you spend, you'll save about 8 dollars and 25 cents on tax exempt items.

For more information, click on the link to the comptroller's website.