Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday – Aug 4 & 5, 2018

The Arkansas Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday is the weekend of the first Saturday in August. This year it is Saturday, August 4, and Sunday, August 5.

The following categories of items are exempt from sales tax: (1) Clothing and footwear if the sales price is less than one hundred dollars ($100) per item; (2) Clothing accessories and equipment if the sales price is less than fifty dollars ($50) per item; (3) School supplies; (4) School art supplies; and (5) School instructional materials. For the detailed list of the Back-To-School tax exempt items posted by the Department of Finance and Administration click here.

If you want to keep the Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday, you better speak up! Earlier this year the Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force decided to study the possibility of repealing the tax holiday.[i] Here is the membership of the task force:

Chair       Senator Jim Hendren

Chair       Representative Lane Jean

Senator Jonathan Dismang

Senator Joyce Elliott

Senator Bart Hester

Senator Keith Ingram

Senator Missy Irvin

Senator Larry Teague

Senator David Wallace

Representative Frances Cavenaugh

Representative Jim Dotson

Representative Kenneth B. Ferguson

Representative Joe Jett

Representative Bob Johnson

Representative Mathew W. Pitsch

Representative Warwick Sabin