With the back-to-school season beginning, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers of a way to save money on school supplies. The annual Texas sales tax holiday occurs Aug. 5-7, when state law exempts qualified items like clothing, shoes, school supplies and backpacks under $100 from sales tax.

Qualifying Items can be purchased in stores, online, via phone or through the mail. The selected tax-free clothing and school supplies are listed on the comptroller's website, www.texastaxholiday.org.

The dates of the sales tax holiday and list of tax-exempt items are set by the Texas Legislature.