Texas in the midst of annual tax-free weekend

Texas is in the midst of its annual sales tax holiday, which lets parents across the state buy most clothing, footwear and school supplies tax-free in preparation for the school year.

According to the Texas Comptroller's Office, the items need to be sold for less than a hundred dollars to qualify for exemption and must be purchased from a Texas store or from an online or catalog seller doing business in Texas. 

This year's sales tax holiday began on Friday, and ends Sunday at midnight. 

“I think it’s important for families because they have to buy things for back to school anyways," owner of Bright Beginnings Boutique Katy Williamson said. "Kids usually need new clothes. They grow so much going into the summer."

Williams is also holding sales at her boutique this weekend to accompany the tax exemptions. 

To learn more about the holiday and what qualifies for tax-exempt status, visit the Comptroller's website.