Prepare for tax free weekend Aug. 11-13 - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Prepare for tax free weekend Aug. 11-13

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The Sales Tax Holiday is expected to save shoppers on their back to school shopping. 

The weekend, Aug. 11-13, is when clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks are sales tax exempt. 

The Texas Comptroller said that any of those items that are priced less than $100 are exempt from sales tax and "could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend." 

At the Waco Target, Executive Team Leader of Human Resources Sharon Nelson said the shelves are expected to be full of items that are tax free.

"One of the benefits is you are going to see, obviously the in stock is going to be great because retailers are prepared for the increase in business so we have a lot more freight. We have stuff on sale in preparation of getting stuff in the building,” Nelson said.

She said they expect to have more employees working to accommodate the crowds.

"It normally is a busy time. We are going to anticipate a little bit busier than usual because we are a college store and Baylor move in week coincides with tax free weekend,” Nelson said.

Some shoppers like Pam Deputy are shopping ahead to avoid the crowds.

"The eight percent is nice that you save but sometimes avoiding the crowds is nicer than eight percent,” Deputy said.

The holiday is set by the Texas Legislature. You can learn more about the holiday here

Here's a list of some area school supply lists! 

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