Next Weekend’s Sales Tax Holiday a Chance to Support Local Businesses

Date: July 28, 2022

NFIB State Director Jerrod Shouse says Oklahoma’s upcoming sales tax holiday on clothes and shoes is a chance for people to support small businesses rocked by the series of economic setbacks that began with the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. This year’s back-to-school tax holiday is Aug. 5-7.

Oklahoma’s economy is built on small business, and small business has gone through a lot these past couple of years, so this year’s sales tax holiday couldn’t come at a better time,” Shouse said.

“Oklahoma’s strong leadership has helped avoid the worst of the economic setbacks, but things like inflation are affecting businesses everywhere,” Shouse said.

“Chain stores get a lot of attention, but small businesses have great selections and great service, and shopping small ensures that these merchants can survive and continue to create jobs and support their communities,” Shouse said.

The National Federation of Independent Business is the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization. To learn more about Oklahoma’s back-to-school tax holiday, visit

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