What you need to know for sales tax holiday

Many Oklahoma retailers plan on offering extended hours during the weekend.
BY BRIANNA BAILEY bbailey@opubco.com Published: August 2, 2013

Most clothing and shoe purchases under $100 are tax free until midnight Sunday during the state's annual sales tax holiday. Many retailers are offering extended hours for the tax-free weekend.

Quail Springs Mall and Sooner Mall in Norman will be open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Penn Square Mall will be open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Brianna Bailey, Business Writer

Q: When is the Oklahoma sales tax holiday?

A: The holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ends at midnight Sunday.

Q: What items are exempt from sales tax during the sales tax holiday?

A: 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 $100 are exempt.

Q: What items are not exempt?

A: 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.

Q: Do items placed in layaway qualify for an exemption from sales tax?

A: Yes, eligible items will qualify for the exemption when final payment on the layaway is made and the item is given to the customer during the exemption period.

Source: Oklahoma Tax Commission

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