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Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday kicks off Friday

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The 2017 Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday, August 25 at 12:01am and ends Sunday at midnight.

The law allowing the holiday was passed in the 2014 Legislative Session, and  exempts sales tax on the sale of firearms, ammunition and certain hunting supplies.

“Hunting Supplies” are the following items when used for hunting:

  • archery equipment
  • firearm and archery cases
  • firearm and archery accessories
  • hearing protection
  • holsters
  • belts and slings

The sale of general hunting supplies are not exempt. Hunting supplies does not include animals used for hunting.

Here’s a rundown of the items included in the holiday. “E” means eligible, or sales tax exempt, and “N” means non-eligible, or not tax exempt.

• Ammo boxes (N)
• Ammunition reloading supplies and tools (N)
• Bullets (E)
• Gunpowder loaded into the muzzle of a firearm (E)
• Shotgun Shells(E)
Archery and Firearm – Equipment & Accessories
• Armguards (E)
• Arrows (E)
• Arrow Rests (E)
• Belts designed for hunting (E)
• Bows and Bow Accessories (E)
• Bow Parts (E)
• Bow Sights (E)
• Bow String and String Accessories (E)
• Bow Fishing Accessories (E)
• Choke Tubes (E)
• Cleaning and Refinishing Products (E)
• Crossbows (E)
• Equipment or parts specifically used for repairing archery or firearm equipment (E)
• Firearm Parts (E)
• Hearing Aids (N)
• Hearing Protection (E)
• Holsters (E)
• Quivers (E)
• Releases (E)
• Safety equipment that is mounted or affixed to a firearm or bow (E)
• Scopes and mounts that are affixed to a firearm or bow (E)
Archery and Firearm… (Continued)
• Shafts (E)
• Shooting bags and pouches (E)
• Shooting Rest (E)
• Shooting tripod, bipod or monopod (E)
• Sights (E)
• Slings designed for hunting (E)
• String Wax (E)
• Targets (E)
• Trap or Target Throwers (E)
• BB Guns (N)
• Paintball Guns (N)
• Pistols (E)
• Revolvers (E)
• Rifles (E)
• Shotguns (E)
• Toy Guns (N)
Firearm and Archery Cases
• All-purpose cases or bags (N)
• Hard Cases designed specifically for firearms and archery equipment (E)
• Soft Cases designed specifically for firearms and archery equipment (E)
General Hunting Supplies
• Apparel such as safety gear, camouflage clothing, jackets, hats, gloves and thermal underwear (N)
• Animal Feed (N)
• Animals used for hunting (N)
• ATVs (N)
• Backpacks (N)
General Hunting Supplies… (Continued)
• Binoculars (N)
• Blinds (N)
• Boats and Boating Equipment (N)
• Boots (N)
• Cameras (N)
• Camera tripod (N)
• Chairs and Seating (N)
• Decoys (N)
• Fishing Equipment (Bait, Tackle, etc.) (N)
• Game/Food Processing Equipment (N)
• Game Calls (N)
• Gun Cabinets (N)
• Gun Racks (N)
• Gun Safes (N)
• Hunting Clothing (N)
• Knives (N)
• Nets (N)
• Rain Gear (N)
• Scent Elimination (N)
• Scents and Attractants (N)
• Shoes (N)
• Sunglasses (N)
• Suppressor (E)
• Taxidermy Supplies and Accessories (N)
• Tree stands (N)
• Trucks (N)
• Vests (N)

Key for Items:
(E) = Eligible & Non-Taxable
(N) = Non-Eligible & Taxable

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