JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- Tax free weekend is here just in time to help parents get their kids ready for school.
This tax free weekend is helping to lighten the financial load of a lot of families. Purchases on August 2nd and 3rd will be exempt from state sales tax and local sales tax. According to the National Retail Federation, families will spend about $670 dollars on back to school shopping.
Parent, Laura Padgett said she looks forward to the tax free weekend every year. And as the first day of schools gets closer, she said she will start easing her son back into their school routine.
"Getting up in the mornings sooner, trying to get up in the morning so we can get out the door," she said.
Sixth grader Jaqueline Kingcade has already bought her school supplies and is hoping to find clothes that meet the new dress code.
"It's kind of harder to do it so we're having to make sure and measure the stuff," she said.
Kingcade attends Hoxie Middle School and looks forward to a new school year.