Tax-Free Weekend in Oklahoma: What you need to know

TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • Tax-free weekend in Oklahoma runs Aug. 2 - Aug. 4 in 2019.
  • On Tax-Free Weekend, retail sales taxes are not collectible or payable on specific purchases.
  • The day comes from a bill passed in 2007 to benefit both consumers and retailers.
  • MORE: Oklahoma Sales Tax Holiday Questions

Customers and retailers are gearing up for Tax-Free Weekend.

Oklahomans can get clothing and shoes -- with a handful of restrictions -- free of sales tax starting Friday, August 2 at 12 a.m. until August 4 at 11:59 p.m.

Lawmakers introduced the holiday which is meant to boost business by helping customers save money. The bill introducing the holiday was passed in 2007.

Anyone can take advantage of the holiday and all retailers are required to participate.

Clothes and shoes with a sale price of less than $100 per item are exempt from sales tax during the holiday.

Coupons can be used to help an item qualify, but manufacturer’s coupons that provide the retailer with reimbursement will not exempt the purchase if the original price is more than $100.

If a customer makes the final payment on a layaway item during the holiday, they will qualify for exemption, according to the tax commission.

Online purchases qualify as long as the order is made during the holiday.

Items exempt from sales tax during the holiday include, but aren’t limited to:

  • 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
  • Earmuffs
  • 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 shoelaces
  • Slippers
  • Sneakers
  • Socks and stockings
  • Steel-toed shoes
  • Underwear
  • Uniforms, athletic and non-athletic
  • Wedding apparel

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