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Tax-free weekend: When it is and what to expect this year while shopping

Posted at 2:34 PM, Jul 27, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-11 14:22:41-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Tax-free weekend is coming up, and the usual items like school supplies, clothing and shoes are all eligible to be tax-free.

The tax holiday will last from Aug. 11-13 at midnight. La Palmera Mall, however, will be extending its hours so shoppers can take advantage, according to a La Palmera press release.

The hours will be:
- 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Friday and Saturday
- 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on Sunday

According to the Texas Comptroller's website, the holiday helps support Texan businesses while allowing taxpayers to save money.

"Qualifying items can be purchased tax-free from a Texas store or from an online or catalog seller doing business in Texas," according to the Texas Comptrollers website.

Online purchases and phone orders can also qualify as tax-free if they are bought over tax tax-free weekend.

School supplies like book bags, crayons, notebooks, lunch boxes and scissors are all on the list as long as they are sold for under $100.

For shoes, clothing and other items like graduation gowns or caps, dresses, baby clothes, sleepwear and jeans are also exempt.

Depending on if the total price of an item is over $100, delivery, shipping, handling and transportation charges could be added to the sale price.

For more information on what items qualify, click here.

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