The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Lions Bookstore will participate in Arkansas’ tax-free weekend Aug. 6-7, offering local residents a chance to purchase items exempt from the state sales tax of 9.75 percent.

Textbooks, certain school supplies, art supplies, instructional materials and any clothing less than $100 will be free of local and state taxes. Amy Baker, Bookstore Manager, said the first 25 students to shop at the bookstore each day with a UAFS ID will receive a free goodie bag.

Baker said the Lions Bookstore was excited to participate again in Arkansas’ tax-free weekend.

“The Tax-Free Holiday weekend is an excellent opportunity for students, faculty, parents and alumni to appreciate significant savings on their back-to-school supplies,” Baker said. “We also want the UAFS community to know that the tax-free weekend applies to all eligible items on online orders that are made during the time period.”

The Lions Bookstore is located in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center and is open from 8 a.m.-4p.m Aug. 6 and 12 p.m.-4p.m. Aug. 7. Online orders can be placed at  from 12:01 a.m. Aug. 6 to 11:59 p.m. Aug.7.

A comprehensive list of what qualifies can be found at the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration website, . Once on the site, go to Sales and Use Tax on the left column, and then click on “2016 Sales Tax Holiday.” Viewers can click on either an itemized list or frequently asked questions about the event.

The bookstore at UAFS is part of Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, which operates over 740 college bookstores across the nation.

For more information about the event, call the bookstore at 479-788-7322 or visit .


Amy Fairbanks, University Relations Coordinator
Date Posted: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016
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