Back To School
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
[i] http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/may/11/panel-looks-at-parts-of-tax-code-to-rev-1/
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