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Neighbors Growing Together | Nov 17, 2017

Iowa Sales Tax Holiday set Friday, Saturday

Sales and local option taxes won’t be collected on certain types of clothing, footwear, diapers and other items
Aug 01, 2017

The 18th annual Iowa Sales Tax Holiday will be Friday and Saturday.

Qualifying clothing or footwear with a selling price of less than $100 will be exempt from sales and local option tax.

Lists of taxable and exempt items are available on the Iowa Department of Revenue website: https://tax.iowa.gov/iowas-annual-sales-tax-holiday. Information on how to apply the tax to layaway and mail order items, rain checks, gift certificates, coupons, and exchanges is also available on the website.

Some tax exempt items include:

• Clothing and footwear for everyday wear such as shirts, pants, caps/hats, socks, shoes, sandals, underclothing;

• Uniforms for work and school;

• Coats;

• Bathing suits;

• Leotards and tights;

• Costumes;

• Diapers.

Some items remain taxable on these two days, such as:

• Computers;

• Backpacks;

• School supplies;

• Jewelry;

• Fabric;

• Special clothing or footwear designed primarily for athletic activity or protective use and not usually considered appropriate for everyday wear.

Businesses that are open on these days and sell qualifying items are required to participate.

The holiday does not include Sunday.

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