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Tax Free Weekend to take place August 5-6

  • Posted Date: 08/05/2023
  • Office: All DFA
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    From 12:01 a.m. August 5 to 11:59 p.m. August 6, a wide variety of items will be free of both state and local sales tax in Arkansas. This includes items such as binders, book bags, clothing, shoes and cosmetics.


    This is the eleventh year for Arkansas’ Tax Free weekend, which started in 2012 (the legislature established it in 2011).


    For the first eight years of the Tax Free weekend, electronics such as cell phones and laptops were not included as tax free items. The state legislature voted to change the list of qualifying items to include electronics. Purchases of laptops, cell phones, desktop computers, E-readers, and computer monitors now qualify. There is no limit to the price of the electronic items.


    Online purchases qualify if the transaction takes place August 5-6, and the item is shipped to an Arkansas address. The delivery may take place at any time.


    The 6.5% state sales tax will not be applied to the qualifying items along with any local sales tax.


    Below please find a link to a full list of qualifying items.