Tax Free Back to School Shopping Weekend

Government takes steps to help families lower cost of supplies for upcoming school year.
3:00 | 08/11/13

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Right now are embarking on -- shopping around as we enter back to school season. And many states and governments are now taking -- -- take steps to reduce. Sticker shock for parents and ABC -- -- is on this story in silver spring Maryland right now. Excited about going back -- Families gearing up to get their kids ready to go back to school will spend about 600. Five dollars on average definitely -- scorer school supplies books. And welcome relief in the form of sales tax holidays across the nation is sparking -- back to school shopping inflicted. -- -- Yeah -- the fifth the best hand. At this target store in silver spring -- -- certain eager to take advantage of something that's becoming a national trend. Several days of tax free back to school shopping this weekend Georgia Massachusetts and Texas are giving the state sponsored discount. Shoppers in Connecticut we'll get their tax holiday next weekend. Earlier this month a dozen other states took part retailers are as delighted as consumers. News. -- this -- common and every little bit helps. The school. -- -- Not experts say total sales this back to school season could top 42 billion dollars and parents say every penny of that saved makes a difference. Deanna yeah I always look for that tax free weekend and that's going up in Texas as well Suzanne thanks so much of the story.

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