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Clothing, shoes are tax-free in Oklahoma this weekend

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Ada merchants are hoping for a bonanza during the sales tax holiday. (KTEN) Ada merchants are hoping for a bonanza during the sales tax holiday. (KTEN)
Ada merchants are counting on higher says during Oklahoma's sales tax holiday. (KTEN) Ada merchants are counting on higher says during Oklahoma's sales tax holiday. (KTEN)
Shoes and clothing are tax-free in Oklahoma on August 2-4, 2019. (KTEN) Shoes and clothing are tax-free in Oklahoma on August 2-4, 2019. (KTEN)

ADA, Okla. -- Oklahoma's sales tax holiday weekend begins Friday, when shoppers will enjoy lower prices on certain items and retail businesses will see a bonanza.

Shops along Main Street in Ada are already preparing for the occasion.

"Actually, it's a really busy weekend for us," said Corine Dial, the manager at Sharpe's Department Store. "Our community is really good about supporting the local businesses, so we're anticipating a big turnout."

The sales tax holiday begins Friday morning at 12:01 a.m. and continues through Sunday at midnight. Retailers won't collect a tax on most clothing items and that sell for less than $100.

Not every store sells merchandise on the tax-free list, but even those shops are getting ready for new customers.

"We're hoping that it brings a lot of people out to come to their before-school shopping and support our local small businesses and give us a good boost in sales,"  said Main Street Market owner Amanda Walker. "Any time there's any type of special event or anything going on in town, I know myself, personally, really looks forward to getting just to see everyone come out."

Like walker, other business owners around town are happy to see the money staying in Ada.

"Obviously, profits from local money stay in local and the customer shopping," Dial said. "Our main goal is customer service, delighting the customers."

The Texas version of tax-free weekend begins on August 9. In addition to clothing and shoes, many school supplies are also exempt from sales tax.

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