DES MOINES - Rep. Megan Hess (R-Spencer) released details regarding the annual Iowa Sales Tax Holiday.
This year beginning at 12:01am, Aug. 2, through midnight, Aug. 3, no sales tax will be collected on clothing or footwear having a selling price of less than $100 per item.
All businesses open on Aug. 2 and Aug. 3 are required to participate, though the holiday does not extend to Sunday.
"The tax free weekend serves as a good reminder that tax dollars belong to Iowans, not the government," said Hess. "Minnesota does not have a state sales tax on clothing and by living so close to Minnesota many will choose to go back-to-school shopping in the Twin Cities or Mankato. The Iowa Sales Tax Holiday eliminates more than sales tax and time in the car - it supports Iowa businesses."
For more information, Hess says to visit www.iowa.gov/tax/educate/holiday1.html