Senator Don Barrington, R-Lawton
Senate District 31
State Capitol Room 533A
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: September 17, 2007
Sen. Don Barrington
Barrington Seeks To Expand Sales Tax Holiday
Don Barrington, the author of Oklahoma’s sales tax holiday,
announced Monday he will introduce legislation expanding Oklahoma’s
annual back-to-school sales tax holiday to include school supplies.
Currently, clothing and footwear valued up to $100 are tax-free
during the first weekend in August. Barrington’s bill would
expand the list of tax-free items to include school supplies such
as pencils, paper, crayons, notebooks and calculators.
“The first sales tax holiday last August was a resounding
success for Oklahoma families and small businesses. One of the top
requests we’ve had since then is to add school supplies to
the list for tax-free items, and that’s what my bill will
do,” stated Barrington, R-Lawton, who authored Senate Bill
861 that created Oklahoma’s sales tax holiday.
The success of the recent sales tax holiday was evident in August’s
sales tax collections, which saw a $4.6 million increase from last
Barrington believes the addition of school supplies to the tax
holiday exemption list will make the sales tax holiday even more
successful in 2008.
For more information contact:
Senator Barrington's Office - (405) 521-5563