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Oklahoma's sales tax-free weekend is underway

Posted at 8:57 AM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 09:57:48-04

Oklahoma's sales tax-free weekend is underway and you can expect stores to be packed.

Store managers we talked to, tell us it's the second-busiest shopping time of the year, only behind black friday.

Tulsa's Woodland hills mall opens at 10 a.m. but you can already shop online and websites are supposed to remove the tax as long as your purchase is before Sunday, Aug. 4 at 11:59 p.m.

It can be confusing knowing what qualifies as tax-free and what doesn't, so here's what you need to know.

Clothing and shoes must be priced less then $100 to qualify.

Also, your total purchase can be over $100, but each individual item cannot be.

We talked to Walmart manager, Frankie Catlett, this week who says parents are surprised every year that school supply items are not tax-free, only clothes are.

"Parents think things on there should be like laptops or back-to-school items. However, it's not on there," Catlett says. "Some of the odd things that are covered on there are diapers, adult diapers and hunting apparel."

Unfortunately, there are more items not included in tax-free weekend, such as purses, wallets, jewerly and accessories.

This sales-tax holiday runs from now through midnight this Sunday.

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