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Back To School Supply Sales Tax Free Weekend

In the event you haven't completed your back to school shopping, this is the weekend to do it.

Houston ISD teachers report for work August 16 and August 23 is the first day students return to classrooms. Fort Bend students return August 10, along with Conroe ISD kids.

This weekend shoppers can pocket savings on select back to school supplies in the state's annual sales tax holiday through midnight Sunday.

Qualifying items include clothing, shoes, backpacks under $100, and most of those required school supplies. It can get tricky knowing what qualifies, says Kevin Lyons with the Texas Comptroller's office, especially when it comes to athletic wear. "You can purchase a jersey, so if your is the Houston Texans you can get a Texans football jersey, but you can't buy football pants, or shoulder pads." Football shoes with cleats don't qualify but sneakers for basketball do.

The Texas Comptrollers office says online purchases qualify if the store does business in the state.

The complete list of qualifying items is here.

Pull up the list as you shop this weekend.

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