Area college bookstores participate in tax-free weekend

By: 
Amanda Corbin
News Reporter

Two area college bookstores will be open this weekend to accommodate students moving into dorms and purchasing school supplies during the annual tax-free weekend in Oklahoma and Arkansas.

The Carl Albert State College bookstore on the Poteau campus will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Clothing purchased with cash, check, debit or credit cards Friday and Saturday at the Poteau bookstore will be tax-free. The tax-free opportunity will not apply if using financial aid to purchase apparel.

The Sallisaw Bookstore will also have tax-free purchases available on Friday, however will not be open on Saturday. The Oklahoma tax-free weekend does not include school supplies.

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith bookstore, open Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., will offer textbooks, certain school supplies, art supplies, instructional materials, backpacks and any clothing less than $100 free of local and state taxes.

Online orders must be placed from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday to be tax free.

For more information and answers to common questions on the sales tax holiday in Oklahoma, as well as a listing of sales tax exempt items, go to www.tax.ok.gov. For listings for Arkansas, visit www.dfa.arkansas.gov.

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