In Texas, prior to the resumption of school in the fall, consumers are given a tax-free holiday on back-to-school purchases. That's great for consumers, but it puts a bit of a burden on retailers, who need to adjust their POS systems to account for the tax break on school-related purchases like notepads, erasers, apparel and the like. “Retailers have to put in new rules and test them and distribute them to every register in their stores,” said Dave Dorf, director of technology strategy for ...

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