Published: Wed, August 02, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Annual Oklahoma Sales Tax Free Weekend starts Friday

Annual Oklahoma Sales Tax Free Weekend starts Friday

Families statewide will be able to buy clothing, shoes and some accessories free of sales tax this weekend, and the annual Iowa Sales Tax Holiday comes just in time for back-to-school shopping. Consumers will save an average of $8.25 per every $100 spent.

Qualified items sold to consumers by mail, telephone, e-mail, or internet qualify for the sales tax exemption if the consumer orders and pays for the item and the retailer accepts the order during the exemption period for immediate shipment, even if delivery is made after the exemption period.

The Iowa Department of Revenue says shoppers saved more than $3 million from the sales tax holiday in 2015. "I would take advantage of it if I needed one".

There's no limit on the number of qualifying items a customer can buy.

Any item normally used by students in a standard classroom for educational purposes, including but not limited to, textbooks, notebooks, paper, writing instruments, crayons, art supplies, rulers, book bags, backpacks, handheld calculators, chalk, maps, and globes.

Many clothing items are tax-free during the weekend, allowing parents to find the right back to school outfit for their children. In addition, items above $100 are not eligible for tax exemption.

IL does not participate in the Tax Free Weekend.

Sales tax will still be paid on some items, including but not limited to luggage, computer bags, purses, wallets and watches.

The tax holiday was enacted by the state legislature in 2000 and has run every year during the first Friday and Saturday of August.

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