SALES AND USE TAX�Sales tax holiday weekend reminder.

The Texas Comptroller has issued a news release reminding taxpayers of the state's annual sales tax holiday scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 17 through August 19, 2012. In preparation for the new school year, taxpayers would not pay any sales tax for many back-to-school items, including pens, jeans, shoes and backpacks, priced under $100 during that weekend. Lists of apparel and school supplies that may be purchased tax-free can be found on the Comptroller's website. (Texas Sales Tax Holiday Weekend a Month Away - August 17 to 19, 07/19/2012.)