School supplies, however, might serve as the biggest draw for parents.
The list of school supplies exempt from tax is lengthy and contains items in several categories.
Art supplies, such as paint brushes and sketch books, will be exempt, as will instructional material such as workbooks and textbooks.
General school supplies, encompassing everything from pencils and pens to index cards, book bags and binders, will be exempt from state and local use and sales tax.
For the first time, many electronic devices will be eligible for exemption as well.
Act 944, passed in the state Legislature earlier this year, added items including laptops, cellphones and e-readers to the tax-free list.
According to a statement issued by the state Senate, “Arkansas families will save an estimated $2.6 million on purchases of electronic and computer equipment.”