Sales tax-free weekend begins Friday

Head Start on Back-to-School Shopping: Tax-Free Opportunities Coming Up in Both Maryland, Virginia

Save money locally on back-to-school shopping

Parents shopping for back-to-school supplies, someone searching for that new TV or a homeowner needing to replace a broken refrigerator all could shop for those items on Friday and Saturday with a lessened state sales tax.

Oklahoma's annual sales tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday and end at midnight Sunday.

Eligible Clothes and footwear purchased online, by mail or through a catalog are exempt from sales tax if they are ordered and paid for during the sales tax holiday.

Though 16 states now offering discount options for back-to-school preparations, not everyone thinks they're a bargain. For a full list, visit tax.iowa.gov. School supplies costing $15 or less will also be tax-free and technology items like computers and accessories costing $750 will be tax-free as well. For your convenience, the digital downloads and social media posts below are provided for individuals and businesses interested in sharing information about the sales tax holiday.

A legislative analysis estimated the holiday period will reduce state revenue by $26.6 million and local government revenue by $6.8 million. Computer software is considered a school supply and is free from sales tax if its value is less than $350. Examples of items: clothes; shoes; undergarments, like socks, underwear and bras; baby clothes, receiving blankets and diapers; children's costumes; caps and hats; earmuffs, scarves and gloves; formalwear, such as suits, suspenders, bow ties, tights and stockings; swimming suits and trunks. Judy says, "just go to the Meijer customer servIce desk and produce and i-d that you are a teacher, we will give you 10 percent off".

Byrnes Mill, Crystal City, De Soto, Festus and Pevely will not participate in the holiday and will collect their sales tax.

This year's sales tax holiday legislation, Senate Bill 9, was sponsored by State Senator Kevin Bacon (R-Minerva Park) and passed with bipartisan support in both the Ohio Senate and Ohio House.

"Pens, papers, notebooks, binders and other supplies are already laid out for you".

Florida retailers have long backed the tax holidays.

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