Iowa’s sales tax holiday allows exempt clothes

Daily Staff

Iowa will hold its 11th annual sales tax holiday Aug. 6-7. Clothing and footwear less than $100 will be exempt from the 6 percent state sales tax and the local 1 percent tax option.

The Ames Chamber of Commerce reminds you:

• This is an annual event on the first Friday and Saturday of August.

• The holiday does not include Sunday.

• Businesses open on these days are required to participate.

• Businesses cannot advertise that they will pay or otherwise absorb the sales tax on items that don’t qualify.

• When completing the tax return, list qualifying Sales Tax Holiday sales on the exemptions line.

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