State's Sales Tax Holiday Kicks Off Friday

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 11:22 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Friday begins a three day Oklahoma sales tax holiday weekend. 

From 12:01 a.m. Friday to midnight Sunday, certain clothing and shoes priced under $100 are exempt from sales taxes. This includes both state and local sales taxes. 

State officials say retailers are required to participate and may not charge tax on items that are legally tax-exempt during the sales tax holiday. 

The state of Oklahoma passed the measure three years ago. 

7/25/2007 Related story: Governor Signs Rules For Sales Tax Holiday

With school starting next week for many Oklahoma school districts, retailers say this is an important weekend in terms of sales during the back-to-school period.

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

For more information on Oklahoma's Sales Tax Holiday, visit the Oklahoma Tax Commission's web site.