There is no better time for a sales tax holiday than right now as parents hit the stores for back-to-school supplies and clothing, and from August 6 through 8 you can save some extra money on all of that.

The sales tax holiday starts on Friday, August 6 and ends on Sunday night, August 8 at midnight. The annual event gives us all a chance to stock up on most school supplies, backpacks, under $100 and clothing including baby clothes, boots, shoes jackets, t-shirts and so much more.

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, and to help promote social distancing, this year during the Tax-Free Weekend, you can purchase your qualifying items several different ways. Walk in shopping, online, by telephone, mail, custom order or any other means and, according to the website, "you won't pay taxes when either the item is both delivered, and paid for, by the customer during the exemption; or the customer orders and pays for the item, and the seller accepts the order during the exemption period for immediate shipment, even if delivery is made after the exemption period ends."

So many ways to take advantage of the tax free weekend.

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An article on CNBC says spending per child for back to school supplies will average about $270, which is up $20 per child from 2020. Add in clothes to that and you're looking at a lot more. Being able to save some money from the Tax Free Weekend can help the hit on your bank account for sure.

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The new school year is just around the corner, and Central Texas students will face unique challenges as we put the pandemic behind us and look to the future.

One challenge no child should face is being without the essential school supplies they'll need to live up to their potential and achieve academic success.

That's where you and I come in. From July 19 to August 15, you can donate school supplies at the following locations. Donated supplies will benefit students in need in Belton ISD, Killeen ISD, and Temple ISD. (Click each district to view their 2021-2022 school supply lists.)

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