Arkansas 2013 Sales Tax Holiday Set For Aug. 3-4

Jul 29, 2013

This year's back-to-school sales tax holiday in Arkansas is set for the first weekend in August, allowing consumers to save on clothing and school supplies.

Purchases made on Aug. 3-4 won't be subject to the state sales tax of 6.5 percent and will also be exempt from local sales taxes.

The exemption applies to clothing and footwear priced at less than $100, clothing accessories and equipment that costs less than $50 and various school supplies.

Computers and software are not included in the exemption. The sales tax holiday starts at 12:01 a.m., Aug. 3, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 4.

The Department of Finance and Administration estimates the holiday will cost about $2 million in state revenue.