Arkansas Sales Tax Holiday Starts August 1
- Jul 16, 2015 | Gail Cole
Arkansas has offered an annual sales tax holiday since 2011. In 2015, it takes place August 1-2.
During that time, the following items are exempt from state and local sales tax:
- Clothing “suitable for general use” with a sales price of less than $100 per item
- Clothing accessories or equipment with a sales price of less than $50 per item
- School supplies
- School art supplies
- School instructional materials
The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration provides examples of eligible and noneligible items. For example, eligible clothing includes aprons, bathing suits, overshoes and rubber pants but does not include belt buckles or “sport or recreational equipment designed for human use and worn in conjunction with an athletic or recreational activity.” To see the complete list, as well as administrative procedures, please click here.
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