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2022 Sales Tax Holiday

By Ethan Nahté

School season is returning and it’s that time of year for the Sales Tax Holiday.

According to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, the 2022 Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 7.

What items qualify as exempt from sales tax for the Sales Tax Holiday?

  • Clothing and footwear if the sales price is less than $100 per item 
  • Clothing accessories and equipment if the sales price is less than $50 per item 
  • School supplies 
  • School art supplies 
  • School instructional materials 
  • Electronic devices commonly used by a student in the course of study

The State of Arkansas will hold its sales tax holiday allowing shoppers the opportunity to purchase qualifying items free of state and local sales or use tax.
All retailers are required to participate and may not charge tax on items that are legally tax-exempt during the Sales Tax Holiday.

A FAQ document is available for viewing at https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/images/uploads/exciseTaxOffice/Sales_Tax_Holiday_FAQs_for_Consumers_4-1-2022.pdf/.

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