Families can save money by not paying sales tax on most clothing, footwear and school supplies priced under $100. Lists of tax-free items can be found here.
Just for the occasion, the Mall of Abilene will have extended shopping hours listed as the following:
- Friday, August 17: 8:00am-10:00pm
- Saturday, August 18: 8:00am-10:00pm
- Sunday, August 19: 11:00am-7:00pm
- Restaurant, theater and department store hours may vary.
Also, J. C. Penny's is offering free haircuts all the month of august for children grades K-6.
The sales tax holiday weekend in Texas has been an annual event since 1999.
Shoppers are expected to save an estimated $64.8 million in state and local sales taxes during the sales tax holiday.
Tax Free Weekend Arrives Just in Time for Back-to-School Shopping