Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: August 3, 2010
Sen. Don Barrington Sen.
Jay Paul Gumm
Legislators Encourage Citizens to Take Advantage
of Back to School Tax-Free Weekend
Created in 2007, the Back to School Sales Tax Holiday is in its
fourth year and Senators Don
Barrington and Jay
Paul Gumm hope that Oklahomans will take advantage of the cost-savings
and make this year the most successful one so far.
“Every year, more and more people have taken advantage of
this great program not only helping their pocketbooks, but giving
the state a much-needed economic boost,” said Barrington,
R-Lawton. “We’re just now beginning to see signs that
our state may be recovering from the nationwide economic crisis.
Many are still out of work or struggling to make ends meet, and
this will provide them an opportunity to provide clothing for their
The two legislators successfully got the law enacted in 2007.
Under the current law, every day clothing and shoes valued at less
than $100 can be purchased free of sales tax this weekend (Friday,
August 6 - Sunday, August 8).
“Having a young son, I’m all too aware of how fast
children outgrown their clothes, which can be expensive for families
especially during hard financial times like we’re in now,”
said Gumm, D-Durant. “The tax free weekend will help relieve
some of that financial burden for families, and I hope they’ll
get out and take advantage of it.”
To learn more about this year’s Back to School Sales Tax
Holiday including what items are exempt from sales tax, visit www.tax.ok.gov/stholiday.html.
For more information, contact:
Sen. Barrington: (405) 521-5563
Sen. Gumm: (580) 920-6990