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When I was growing up, there was a back to school tradition: we’d all pile into the van and drive down to Texas to take advantage of their August sales tax holiday.  This special weekend was the only time when there was no sales tax on clothing, shoes, and all those other school supplies.  However, while I have fond memories of making this trip every year, kids in Oklahoma may not—since 2007, Oklahoma has had its own sales tax holiday.

Approved by Governor Henry, this tax holiday takes place throughout the entire state.  No city or state sales taxes are applied to certain items.  For clothing and shoes, they must be under $100 per item.  The tax break also does not apply to any accessories, footwear, or special clothing that is designed for athletic use but is not normally worn except when used for athletic activity.  That’s a little confusing, so if you’re not certain if an item qualifies, ask a sales clerk.

This year’s sales tax holiday begins on Friday, August 6th at 12:01 a.m. and ends on Sunday, August 8th, at 12:00 a.m.  Take advantage of it even if you’re not a student or have kids!

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