Oklahoma's Sales Tax Holiday starts this weekend at 12:01 am Friday until midnight on Sunday, August 5, 2012.
The sales tax holiday gives shoppers the chance to purchase certain clothing and shoes free of sales tax. This includes state and any local sales taxes.
Retailers are required to participate and may not charge tax on items that are legally tax-exempt during the sales tax holiday. The sales tax holiday exempts the sale of clothing and shoes priced at less than $100 from sales taxes.
Under the special holiday law anyone may make the purchase tax-free, if an item is tax exempt. All retailers are required to not charge tax on items that are tax-exempt during the sales tax holiday weekend.
Items Exempt From Sales Tax
Sales of any article of clothing or footwear designed to be worn on or about the human body and the sales price of the article is less than one hundred dollars ($100) are exempt.
This does not apply to the sale of any accessories, special clothing or footwear primarily designed for athletic activity or protective use that is not normally worn except when used for athletic activity or protective use, or to the rental of clothing or footwear.
There is a maximum price before an item becomes taxable. If an eligible item is less than $100 it is sales tax exempt during the sales tax holiday. An item that is $100 or more is taxable.
List Of Tax Exempt Clothing
Aprons, household and shop
Baby receiving blankets
Bathing suits and caps
Beach capes and coats
Belts and suspenders
Coats and jackets
Diapers, children and adult, including disposable diapers
Garters and garter belts
Gloves and mittens for general use
Hats and caps
Insoles for shoes
Shoes and shoe laces
Socks and stockings
Steel toed shoes
Uniforms, athletic and non-athletic
Items Not Exempt From Sales Tax
Any special clothing or footwear that is primarily designed for an athletic activity or protective use that is not normally worn except when used for athletic activity or protective use for which it is designed.
Accessories including jewelry, handbags, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, watches, and other similar items carried on or about the human body, without regard to whether worn on the body in a manner characteristic of clothing are considered taxable.
The rental of clothing or footwear is also taxable.
For more information about the sales tax holiday head to the Oklahoma Tax Commission website.