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CTX shoppers save during tax-free weekend

Posted at 11:13 AM, Aug 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-11 12:13:42-04

Many Texans are taking advantage of the 2019 tax-free weekend.

“It’s pretty nice, considering where I’m from in Oregon, we don’t have to pay sales tax,” said Devin Isaacson, who spent his Sunday morning shopping at the Target in Harker Heights.

While there is often a summer slump in spending, the tax holiday helps boost business. The weekend benefits both the consumer and the retailer.

“It’s really great, especially since I’ve got girls in high school and everything. They always want the new and improved stuff,” joked Michael Church, of Harker Heights

“Consumers are in a strong position given the nation’s growing economy, and we see this reflected in what they say they will spend on back-to-class items this year,” said National Retail Federation President Matthew Shay. “We’re expecting record spending and retailers are ready to provide students with all the items they need for a successful school year.”

Families with children in elementary school through high school plan to spend an average $696.70. This is an increase from last year, and the previous record-breaking year year back in 2012.

Not everything is exempt from the tax-free holiday. Click here for more details on what is included.