Sales Tax Holiday Approaching For Arkansas, Missouri And Oklahoma Residents

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A somewhat tax-free weekend on certain items is just ahead for Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma residents as many prepare to go back to school, according to officials.

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 2, Arkansas will hold its sales tax holiday allowing shoppers to purchase certain school and art supplies, school instructional materials, and clothing free of state and local sales or use tax, according to officials.

According to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, all retailers are required to participate and may not charge tax on items that are legally tax-exempt during the holiday, according to the website of the Arkansas Department of Finance.

The holiday applies to:

  • Clothing priced at less than $100 per item
  • Clothing accessory or equipment at less than $50 per item
  • Certain school, art, and instructional supplies

More information on the Arkansas sales tax holiday can be found here. 

For an itemized list of what qualifies for tax exemption, click here. 

Oklahoma is also having a sales tax holiday beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday (Aug. 1) and going until 12:00 a.m. on Sunday (Aug. 3), according to the website of the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

“Oklahoma will hold a sales tax holiday giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain clothing and shoes free of sales tax. This includes state and any local sales taxes,” the website states.

Retailers in Oklahoma are required to participate and may not charge any tax on items that are legally tax-exempt during the holiday, according to the website.

“The sales tax holiday exempts the sale of clothing and shoes priced at less than $100 from sales taxes,” the website states.

More information on the Oklahoma sales tax holiday can be found here. 

For more information on what qualifies for the tax-exemption, click here. 

Missouri’s tax free weekend also starts on Friday (Aug. 1) and goes until Sunday (Aug. 3), according to the Missouri Department of Revenue’s website.

“Certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing, school supplies, computers, and other items as defined by the statute, are exempt from sales tax for this time period only,” the website states.

To view more information on the Missouri sales tax holiday, click here.

 

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