Sales Tax Break For Oklahoma Shoppers This Weekend

Friday, August 7th 2009, 1:41 pm
By: News On 6

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Shoppers across Oklahoma are enjoying a break on sales tax this weekend on certain purchases of clothing and shoes.

The annual sales tax "holiday" began just after midnight Friday and continues through midnight Sunday. It exempts state sales tax, as well as city, county and local municipality sales taxes, on most purchases of clothing and shoes less than $100 per item.

8/6/2009 Related story: State's Sales Tax Holiday Kicks Off Friday

The exemption weekend was passed, in part, to help border retailers compete against stores in Texas that offer a similar exemption on August 21-23.  

Missouri also has a sales tax "holiday" this weekend, but that state's exemption also applies to school supplies up to $50 and personal computers up to $3,500. There are no exemptions in neighboring states Kansas, Arkansas and Colorado.           

The list of items included in the sales tax holiday:

  • Aprons, household and shop
  • Athletic supporters
  • Baby receiving blankets
  • Bathing suits and caps
  • Beach capes and coats
  • Belts and suspenders
  • Boots
  • Coats and jackets
  • Costumes
  • Diapers, children and adult, including disposable diapers
  • Ear muffs
  • Footlets
  • Formal wear
  • Garters and garter belts
  • Girdles
  • Gloves and mittens for general use
  • Hats and caps
  • Hosiery
  • Insoles for shoes
  • Lab coats
  • Neckties
  • Overshoes
  • Pantyhose
  • Rainwear
  • Rubber pants
  • Sandals
  • Scarves
  • Shoes and shoe laces
  • Slippers
  • Sneakers
  • Socks and stockings
  • Steel toed shoes
  • Underwear
  • Uniforms, athletic and non-athletic
  • Wedding apparel