NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - This weekend Arkansans will be flocking to the stores as the Natural State participates in a sales tax holiday.
The Arkansas legislature passed the sales tax holiday during last year's session to eliminate the state and local sales tax the first weekend of August each year.
In its first year officials with the Department of Finance and Administration branded it a success. This year, with a few changes and a little more explanation on what qualifies, officials expect another big weekend.
The holiday applies to clothing items (provided those clothing items cost less than $100), clothing accessories (provided those clothing accessories cost less than $50), school supplies, school art supplies and school instructional material.
If you participated in the sales tax holiday last year, there are a couple changes this time around.
Electronics are not covered under the tax break, except for calculators. Laptops and computers do not qualify under Arkansas' sales tax holiday.
The sales tax holiday officially begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 4th and at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 5th.