Oklahoma’s annual sales tax exemption weekend is underway. It started at midnight and runs through Sunday night at midnight.
During this period all sales taxes will be eliminated on apparel, up to $100. The idea was approved by the legislature in the last decade to keep Oklahoma dollars from going across the border to Texas. It was conceived as a way to help parents with back-to-school expenses, but it does not include school supplies.
Last year, the tax free weekend cost $6.9 million dollars to state coffers.