FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Tax-Free Weekend, or Sales Tax Holiday returns to Arkansas and Oklahoma this upcoming weekend.
The Sales Tax Holiday allows shoppers to purchase certain items such as school supplies, art supplies, clothing, and certain electronic devices without having to pay sales tax on it according to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.
In Arkansas, Tax-Free Weekend runs from 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 5 to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 6.
The Sales Tax Holiday was instated in 2011 by Act 757. It allows the following:
- Clothing and footwear if the sales price is less than one hundred dollars $100 per item
- Clothing accessories and equipment if the sales price is less than fifty dollars $50 per item
- School supplies
- School art supplies
- School instructional materials
Online purchases qualify for Tax-Free Weekend as long as the purchase is made between August 5 and 6 and the order is shipped to an Arkansas address, according to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.
Tax-Free Weekend in Oklahoma will run from Friday, August 4 to Sunday, August 6.