Saving a Buck: Tax Free Weekend
If you need to save a buck on back-to-school shopping, we have the answer when it comes to new clothes for you and your kids.
Many students are getting ready to head back to the classroom but before you do that back-to-school clothes shopping, you may want to hold on, Oklahoma’s tax free weekend is coming soon.
It starts at 12:01 a.m. Aug, 3, and ends at midnight Aug. 5.
Paula Ross, with the Oklahoma Tax Commission, said, “It’s a good time of the year to get clothes.”
According to the Oklahoma Tax Commission, that weekend all clothing and shoes individually priced under $100 will be tax free.
Ross said, “When we say under $100, if you buy a lot of clothes and your bill is $300 it’s as long as that item is under $100.”
Blue Seven’s Jacob Peregrin said, “It’s just an extra incentive to come in.”
Ross said, “Keep It Local has been great for us. It has really helped people to invest in the community. So with the Keep It Local we’ll add the extra 10 percent on top of the tax free.”
It’s a weekend that’s intended to not only help out consumers but boost our state’s economy.
Ross said, “It really benefits the consumers and the retailers because a lot of people go out and shop to save that tax and so that puts a lot of money back in the Oklahoma economy.”