Oklahoma tax free weekend begins Friday

Published: Aug. 6, 2020 at 12:33 PM CDT
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ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - While classes have already started back up in several of our Oklahoma school districts, it’s not too late to do some back-to-school shopping during Oklahoma’s sales tax weekend.

This year, it runs from 12:01 a.m. Aug. 7 through midnight on Aug. 9. During this time period, sales of eligible clothing and shoes are exempt from sales tax. 

Retailers are required to participate in the three-day sales tax holiday and may not collect sales and use tax on sales on qualified footwear and clothing items priced less than $100 dollars.

Qualifying clothing items include the following:

  • Aprons, household and shop
  • Athletic supporters
  • Baby receiving blankets
  • Bathing suits and caps
  • Belts and suspenders
  • Boots
  • Coats and jackets
  • Costumes
  • Diapers, children and adult, including disposable diapers
  • Earmuffs
  • Formal wear
  • Gloves and mittens for general use
  • Hats and caps
  • Hosiery
  • Insoles for shoes
  • Lab coats
  • Neckties
  • Overshoes
  • Pantyhose
  • Rainwear
  • Sandals
  • Scarves
  • Shoes and shoelaces
  • Slippers
  • Sneakers
  • Socks and stockings
  • Steel toed shoes
  • Underwear
  • Uniforms, athletic and non-athletic

Items that are not included in the tax holiday are:

  • Any special clothing or footwear that is primarily designed for an athletic activity or protective use that is not normally worn except when used for athletic activity or protective use for which it is designed.
  • Accessories including jewelry, handbags, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, watches, and other similar items carried on or about the human body,.
  • Rental of clothing or footwear

More information on Oklahoma’s sales tax holiday can be found on the Oklahoma Tax Commission’s website.

If you are still looking to buy school supplies, Texas is also holding its sales tax holiday this weekend. A list of qualifying school supplies can be found here.

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