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Shoppers gear up for sales tax holiday

Back-to-school shoppers are expected to flock to Arkansas stores this weekend for the annual sales tax holiday.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Back-to-school shoppers are expected to flock to Arkansas stores this weekend for the annual sales tax holiday.

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, sales tax won't be collected on certain back-to-school items sold at Arkansas stores. The holiday runs until 11:59 p.m. Sunday. All retailers are required to participate.

It's the second year Arkansas has offer the sales tax holiday after lawmakers approved it in 2011.

Items included are: clothing or shoes that cost $100 or less, school supplies and accessories like handbags or watches. The tax exemption does not apply to computers, software or other electronics.

 

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