Mississippi tax free holiday

Looking for a break on buying back to school clothes? Well thanks to a law in Mississippi, one weekend this month will save you at least 7% (the cost of sales tax).

Any item under $100 will be exempt from Mississippi sales tax, including clothes, shoes and more.

The weekend of July 27th-July 28th will surely see lots of sales as that is this years tax free weekend. Take advantage of deals locally as many stores will have specials.

Here is how the current law reads:

House Bill 348, as passed during the 2009 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature amended Section 27-65- 111, Miss. Code Ann. to provide for a sales tax holiday to begin at 12:01 a.m. on the last Friday in July and end at 12:00 midnight the following Saturday. For 2009, the sales tax holiday was on Friday, July 31, 2009 and end Saturday, August 1, 2009. Each year the dates for the sales tax holiday will coincide with the last Friday in July. The sales tax holiday allows customers to purchase certain articles of clothing or footwear free from Mississippi sales tax. The sales price of each article of clothing or footwear must be less than $100.00 to qualify for the sales tax holiday. Items priced at $100.00 or more will be taxable during the Mississippi sales tax holiday.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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