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Shop tax free this weekend in Oklahoma City

Combine sales and tax free weekend for great deals on school clothes.
Combine sales and tax free weekend for great deals on school clothes.
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According to the Oklahoma Tax Commission, tax free weekend will be from 12:01 AM on Friday, August 1 through midnight Sunday, August 3. This is a great opportunity to get back to school clothes for your kids. Many stores will be running sales to draw your business as well.

The basic rule for the weekend is that clothing and footwear that cost less than $100 per item will be tax free. However, there are exceptions. The following will not be tax exempt: belt buckles, costume masks, patches, and emblems when sold separately from other clothing, as well as sewing equipment, supplies, and materials. Additional rules apply to athletic gear. Accessories and rentals are taxable.

While this is often talked about as a way to get back to school clothes, tax exempt items include adult clothing as well. Eligible items purchased online during the weekend are also tax exempt. All clothing and footwear is tax exempt, including aprons, athletic supporters, baby receiving blankets, diapers, uniforms, wedding apparel, and more.

JCPenney has a clothing sale this weekend, including 60% off boys' and girls' tees and shorts.

Kohls has clothes on sale, and they are offering $10 Kohls Cash for every $50 spent.

Target has clothes on sale, including $10 jeans.

Macy's sales include 30% off juniors' clothes from select brands.

Combining stores' sales with tax free weekend is a great way to reduce the cost of back to school clothes. Please keep in mind while shopping that if you get a raincheck, the tax exemption will not apply if you redeem it after midnight on August 3rd. However, if you have a raincheck from a previous sale that you wish to redeem this weekend, you will be able to take advantage of the tax free weekend with your raincheck.

For more information, visit the Oklahoma Tax Commission's FAQ Page.