Arkansas Tax Free
The peak back-to-school shopping timeframe occurs each year in July and August. It’s the second-highest salesgenerating retail period behind the winter holidays and was expected to garner more than $87 billion in 2020. Nearly every parent with school-aged children participates, as do college students themselves. It’s a prime time for retailers and brands to establish or deepen relationships with consumers that span generations.
In Arkansas, the Back to School Sales Tax holiday will be on August 1-2, 2020. 
During this time, certain items will be exempt from taxes. The following is a list provided by the Arkansas Department of Finance of which items on the school list are exempt and taxable items: Clothing less than $100.00 per item. Exempt includes all human wearing apparel suitable for general use. Aprons, household and shop, athletic supporters, baby receiving blankets, bathing suits, caps, beach capes and coats, belts and suspenders, boots, coats and jackets, costumes, diapers, including disposable, earmuffs, footlets, formal wear, garters and garter belts, girdles, gloves and mittens for general use, hats and caps, hosiery, insoles for shoes, lab coats, neckties, overshoes, pantyhose, rainwear, rubber pants, sandals, scarves, shoes and shoe laces, slippers, sneakers, socks and stockings, steel toed shoes, underwear, uniforms, athletic and non-athletic, and wedding apparel.
Clothing accessory or equipment less than $50.00 per item. Exempt includes incidental item worn on the person or in conjunction with clothing. Briefcases, cosmetics, hair notions, including barrettes, hair bows, and hair nets, handbags, handkerchiefs, jewelry, sunglasses, non-prescription, umbrellas, wallets, watches, wigs and hair pieces.
School Supplies. Exempt includes an item used by a student in a course of study. Limited to items listed. Binders, book bags, calculators, cellophane tape, blackboard chalk, compasses, composition books, crayons, erasers, folders – expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila, glue, paste, and paste sticks, highlighters, index cards, index card boxes, legal pads, lunch boxes, markers, notebooks, pencil boxes and other school supply boxes, pencil sharpeners, paper – loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and construction paper, pencils, pens, protractors, rulers, scissors, and writing tablets.
School Art Supply. Exempt includes an item commonly used by a student in a course of study as a reference and to learn the subject being taught. Limited to items listed. Reference books, reference maps and globes, textbooks, and workbooks.
Taxable items. Sewing Equipment and supplies – knitting needles, patterns, pins, scissors, sewing machines, sewing needles, tape measures, thimbles, buttons, fabric, lace, thread, yarn, zippers. Protective Equipment – breathing masks, clean room apparel and equipment, ear and hearing protectors, face shields, hard hats, helmets, paint or dust respirators, protective gloves, safety glasses and goggles, safety belts, tool belts, welder gloves and masks. Sport or Recreational equipment – ballet and tap shoes, cleated or spiked athletic shoes, gloves – baseball, bowling, boxing, hockey, and golf, googles, hand and elbow guards, life preservers and vests, mouth guards, roller and ice skates, shin guards, shoulder pads, ski boots, waders, wetsuits and fins. Belt buckles sold separately. Costume masks sold separately. Patches and emblems sold separately.
Qualifying online purchases will also be tax free. Tax-Free shopping isn’t limited to brick-and-mortar stores. 
When you shop online in Arkansas during the holiday, qualified purchases will be exempt from sales tax if your order is delivered to an address in Arkansas. You must also pay for the item during the exemption period.
Retailer coupons and discounts still apply. If a retailer offers you a coupon or discount, you can take advantage of the deal and still receive the tax exemption on eligible items.  If the coupon or discount brings the item’s price below the threshold, purchases will qualify for the tax exemption.

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