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Oklahoma's annual sales tax holiday starts Friday


August 3, 2017

The annual Oklahoma Sales Tax Holiday weekend has come to serve as the unofficial kickoff to the back-to-school shopping season.

The three-day tax-free event returns this week for the 11th year and officially begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday. It will run through midnight Sunday night, Aug. 6.

Through its first 10 years, the holiday has saved shoppers on average about $7 million annually, according to the Oklahoma Tax Commission, for a total savings of around $70 million.

The way it works remains the same: Over the weekend, retailers will collect no state or local sales taxes or use taxes on most...

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