Committee Agrees To Expand Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday

Friday, April 11th 2008, 7:47 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Legislation that would expand Oklahoma's back-to-school sales tax holiday has been approved by a state House committee.

The House Appropriations and Budget Committee voted without opposition Thursday to send the measure to the House floor for a vote. It's already been approved by the state Senate.

The measure would exempt school supplies, school art supplies and school instructional materials from state and local sales taxes during the first weekend in August. The exemption would be limited to items costing less than $100.

The bill would go into effect in July, putting it in place for the upcoming school year.

It's estimated that the bill would save Oklahoma parents about $17 million a year.

The sales tax holiday already exempts clothing and shoes.

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