Arkansas 2013 sales tax holiday set for Aug. 3-4

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - This year's back-to-school sales tax holiday in Arkansas is set for the first weekend in August, allowing consumers to save on clothing and school supplies.

Purchases made on Aug. 3-4 won't be subject to the state sales tax of 6.5% and will also be exempt from local sales taxes.

The exemption applies to clothing and footwear priced at less than $100, clothing accessories and equipment that costs less than $50 and various school supplies. Computers and software are not included in the exemption.

The sales tax holiday starts at 12:01 a.m., Aug. 3, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 4.

The Department of Finance and Administration estimates the holiday will cost about $2 million in state revenue.

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