It's almost Back to School time and that means that something else is just around the corner. It's almost time for Tax-Free Weekends! Both the states of Arkansas and Texas are participating, but on different weekends. Arkansas is this Weekend and Texas will be the next.  Just think, two weekends to stock up on things the kids need and save money at the same time. 

Arkansas Sales Tax Holiday 2019 is this weekend! It all starts on Saturday August 3rd, and runs until Sunday August 4th, 2019 . Shoppers can purchase certain School Supplies, School Art Supplies, School Instructional Materials, and clothing free of state and local sales or use tax.

According to the Tax Free Weekend website for Arkansas:

Sales tax will be not be charged on clothing and footwear if the sale price is less than $100 per item, clothing accessories and equipment if the sales price is less than $50 per item and all school supplies, art supplies and instructional material. Accessories include cosmetics, hair accessories, handbags, jewelry, sun glasses, wallets, watches, etc. Art supplies are limited to clay and glazes, paints, paintbrushes, sketch and drawing pads and watercolors. Instructional material includes textbooks, workbooks and references.

Clothing includes all clothing: footwear, diapers, receiving blankets, wedding apparel, gloves, aprons, hats, neckties, coats and jackets, wedding apparel and formal wear if the marked price is under $100. It’s listed as, “all human wearing apparel,” which means it will benefit more than just the back to school crowd.

Computers, software and peripherals are not tax exempt.

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