El Paso shoppers will catch a break at the cash register on back-to-school items again this year thanks to the state’s annual Sales Tax Holiday.

From Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 13, a sales tax will not be tacked onto your purchases of eligible items that sell for less than $100 each. As in previous years, eligible items include most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks.

Lay-away plans can be used to take advantage of the savings again this year provided the qualifying items are placed on layaway between August 11-13, or the final payment on items previously placed on lay-away is made that weekend.

On average, back to school shoppers will save $8 for every $100 spent.

Not all merchandise, however, is exempt. Textbooks, computers and software, for example, are not.

A breakdown of clothing items and footwear that are exempt can be found HERE, a list of qualifying school supplies HERE, and frequently asked questions are answered HERE.