Here's a reason to celebrate. It's the 18th annual Iowa sales tax holiday today and tomorrow.

Iowa Department of Revenue reps say qualifying clothing or footwear with a selling price of less than $100 will be exempt from sales and local option tax.

Tax-free items include clothing and shoes for everyday wear like shirts, pants, caps/hats, socks, shoes, sandals, underwear; uniforms for work and school; coats, bathing suits, leotards and tights, costumes and diapers.

Some things that don't qualify and are still taxable on these two days include computers, backpacks, school supplies, jewelry, fabric, and 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. You can find the complete list of rules here.
You can also find information on how to apply the tax to layaway and mail order items, rain checks, gift certificates, coupons and exchanges also is available on the website. Now; let's shop.

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