Tax Free

Teachers, students and families are preparing to go back to school and this weekend is tax-free weekend in Oklahoma.  Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and running through midnight Sunday, Aug. 4 shoppers can save sales tax on items such as clothing and footwear.

According to Oklahoma.gov the following is an explanation of what qualifies for being tax exempt:

“Sales of any article of clothing or footwear designed to be worn on or about the human body and the sales price of the article is less than one hundred dollars ($100) are exempt. This does not apply to the sale of any accessories, special clothing or footwear primarily designed for athletic activity or protective use that is not normally worn except when used for athletic activity or protective use, or to the rental of clothing or footwear. “

One downtown buisness owner who will be  participating in tax-free weekend, Linda Rice, owner of Hertiage Collection said, “We realize how expensive it is for students and teachers to go back to school, so we will be participating in tax-free weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  We are also offering additional sales. Our hours are 9:30-5:30 Friday, 9:30-6:00 on Saturday and 12:30-5:00 on Sunday.”  

Shopping local is key to the success of any community and residents are urged to shop local.

Tracy Zserdin, CEO and president of the Guthrie Chamber of Commerce expressed,  “When you buy local you aren’t helping a large corporate CEO purchase a second home.  You are paying for dance lessons, team jerseys, and helping Mom and Dad put food on the table.  It’s important to invest in your community and choose Guthrie.” 

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