El Paso Stores Prepare for Tax-Free Weekend

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POSTED: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 11:06am

UPDATED: Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 9:18am

EL PASO – Everyone loves a great deal, and local retail stores are hoping the state's Tax-Free Weekend will bring in big crowds.

The annual tax holiday runs from August 19th-21st and only applies to certain items like clothes, shoes and back-to-school supplies.

On average, shoppers will save $8 for every $100 they spend on qualifying items.

Coming up tonight on NewsChannel 9 at 5 and 6, find out how local stores are preparing for the Tax-Free Weekend.

For a list of items that are exempt from state and local taxes this weekend, click this link:
http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/tx98_490/tx98_490.html

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