Tax free weekend is around the corner, August 7th through August 9th, and we've got information you can use, but we also have a special request from our listeners too.

We are hosting our annual Back to School Bash on August 4th with the intent to give students who might otherwise struggle with having their supplies, a hand up by packing free backpacks with all the good stuff they need to get their school year started right.

If you can, please consider giving. We're providing the link for businesses and individuals who want to contribute here.

With tax free weekend and social distancing in mind, the Texas Comptroller's office offers their encouragement to shop ONLINE and if needed practice social distancing as best you can as Tax Free Weekend promises to be an especially busy shopping weekend this year. Ordering from national online chains should be relatively simple as long as the items are paid in full during Aug. 7th through 9th. If you have specific questions regarding how delivery dates and layaway are handled through the Texas Comptrollers office, we've provided a link here. Anther tip would be to call the stores customer service department prior to tax free weekend to see how to proceed with your order if ordering online.

One thing to note, if a single item costs over a hundred dollars, that item will not be tax exempt. For online orders, watch out for delivery changes on those single items as delivery costs can affect the tax exemption.

Tax free items include shirts, pants, socks and some shoes ( dress shoes are exempt, baseball cleats are not) as well as school supplies, and backpacks. You're good to go for most clothing and some accessories, again, as long as one single item, like a backpack, doesn't cost over a hundred dollars.

We've included a specific list of tax exempt items provided by the Texas Comptrollers office here as well.

Stay safe, shop well.

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