2022 Sales Tax Holiday in Arkansas

ARKANSAS — Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2022, the State of Arkansas will hold its sales tax holiday.

With inflation squeezing all our budgets, tax-free weekends can be a smart time to shop and save.

During tax-free weekends sales tax on certain items are cut to make back-to-school shopping a little more affordable. No paperwork or coupon is required. The state sales tax will just be waived at checkout for all valid purchases.

In Arkansas, shoppers can buy certain electronic devices, school supplies, school art supplies, school instructional materials, and clothing free of state and local sales or use tax.

Most items of clothing that cost less than $100 per item will be tax-free.

Some noticeable items in this list include diapers, baby blankets, shoes, aprons and gloves, and neckties.

Accessories or equipment that cost less than $50 will also be tax-free.

That includes items such as briefcases, cosmetics, handbags, jewelry, non-prescription sunglasses, watches, wallets, and wigs.

Shoppers will also get a break on electronic items such as computers and computer equipment, calculators, cell phones, printers, and tablets.

As far as school supplies, a wide range of items will be free of tax.

Some of those items include book bags, binders, chalk, composition books, crayons, erasers, folders, glue, highlighters, index cards, lunch boxes, markers, pencil boxes and pencil sharpeners, paper, pencils, pens, paper, pencils, pens, protractors, rulers, scissors and writing tablets.

Art supplies, textbooks, and workbooks are also tax-exempt in Arkansas during the sales tax holiday.

Can I shop online?

If you don’t like crowds and the fuss of in-store shopping, you can still save. Tax-free weekend 2022 will allow you to shop online for qualifying items if the following apply:

  • You complete your purchase (including payment) during your state’s tax-free weekend.
  • The retailer you shop online with is actively doing business in your state during tax-free weekend.
  • Items you purchase qualify and meet the terms for tax-free status.
  • You live in the participating state. This is usually determined by your shipping/billing address.
What will I still have to pay taxes on in Arkansas?

Personal protective equipment like masks and protective sport or recreational equipment like helmets will still be taxed in Arkansas.

CLICK HERE for a list of what is and is not included in the sales tax holiday.