Arkansas' tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday and runs through midnight on Sunday.

Arkansas' tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday and runs through midnight on Sunday.
During these days certain goods will be tax-exempt, so make sure your audience knows how to take advantage of the savings with Offers.com's expert roundup.
Currently, Arkansas statewide tax is 6.5 percent, while the average local sales tax is 2.80 percent. That means consumers will save an average of 9.30 percent on qualifying purchases over the tax-free holiday. Below are some of the items that will be tax-exempt for the shopping holiday:
• Clothing under $100 per item: uniforms, jackets, hats, and shoes.
• Clothing accessories and equipment under $50 per item: jewelry, cosmetics, umbrellas, and handbags.
• School supplies of any price: backpacks, calculators, blackboard chalk and lunch boxes.
• School art supplies of any price: paints, clay and drawing pads.
• School instructional materials: textbooks, workbooks and maps.
Tax-free weekend offers great savings on hundreds of items, but not everything is exempt. For example, items such as sewing equipment and supplies, protective equipment and sport or recreational equipment will be taxable.
While the tax exemption applies to all stores across the state, some stores will be busier than others. BlackFriday.com's summer sales survey showed that Arkansas shoppers are most likely to shop at the following stores this summer:
• Walmart
• Target
• Best Buy
 
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