LAS CRUCES, N.M. -

It's that time of year again! Back to school for students in the borderland means back to school shopping.

The tax free holiday in New Mexico began Friday. Between Aug. 1-3, retailers will not collect gross receipts tax from customers on back-to-school necessities. That includes clothing,shoes and school supplies.

In 2014, Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes on Aug. 8 - 10, the state's annual tax holiday. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.

The dates for the sales tax holiday are set by the Legislature.