Local & Regional
Sun August 8, 2010
Tax Free Weekend Update
By Associated Press
Tulsa, OK – Okla's tax free weekend for back-to-school
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) While shoppers flocked some malls for Oklahoma's back-to-school tax-free weekend, other stores reported no increase in business.
The state suspends taxes on certain items costing less than $100 each for three days in an effort to help families save on back-to-school items. The tax-free weekend began Friday and runs through Sunday.
State tax officials say shoppers saved $6.8 million in sales taxes last year.
Officials at Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa report large numbers of shoppers Friday at stores targeting the teenage and pre-teen market. Officials at Tulsa's Utica Square Shopping Center report businesses are seeing typical numbers for a weekday.
Items excluded from the sales tax include clothing, footwear, gloves, diapers and baby receiving blankets.