Local stores prepare for Tax-Free weekend

Local stores prepare for Tax-Free weekend

WEST TEXAS (KWES) - What better way to prepare for the new school year than to save some money on those latest fashion trends and school supplies?

This year's Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 5 through Aug. 7. The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks, priced less than $100 from sales and use taxes. That means, you could save about $8 on every $100 you spend.

Midland Park Mall will carry on normal business hours all weekend. Friday and Saturday, the doors will open at 10 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. On Sunday, the mall will open at noon and close at 6 p.m.

Midland Park Mall will also be in the middle of the Kidgits Back-to-School Supply Drive. You can donate school supplies throughout August 20 and those supplies will be distributed to schools all across the Permian Basin. Drop boxes are located at the mall offices or at Chick-Fil-A in the food court.

For those that'll be shopping at Music City Mall in Odessa, operating hours will remain the same as usual. Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m.  As they do every weekend, you can expect some live entertainment throughout the mall.

For any night owls looking to save some money, Walmart will begin it's tax-free weekend at midnight early Friday morning and run all the way until Sunday night at 11:59 p.m.

Target's business hours this weekend will remain the same. On Friday, doors open at 8 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, you have a little longer to get your shopping done. Both days, Target will open at 8 a.m. and close at midnight.

Expect normal business hours at Academy too. Savings will start at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning through 10 p.m. On Saturday, they'll open at 8 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. On Sunday, doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and close at 9:30 p.m.

For a list of items eligible for tax-free, visit: http://comptroller.texas.gov/taxinfo/taxpubs/taxholiday/m/

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