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Back-to-school shopping made less taxing

This Friday, July 29, through midnight Saturday, Mississippi will hold a sales-tax holiday. Tennessee and Arkansas will hold state sales-tax holidays the following weekend. This Friday, July 29, through midnight Saturday, Mississippi will hold a sales-tax holiday. The back-to-school event provides an opportunity for saving while shopping for new school outfits and other clothing. Mississippi limits items exempt from sales tax to clothing costing less than $100. Accessories such as jewelry, watches and backpacks do not qualify for the discount. A detailed list of eligible and non-eligible items can be found on the Mississippi Department of Revenue website at www.dor.ms.gov.

Tennessee and Arkansas will hold state sales-tax holidays the following weekend. The Tennessee sales-tax holiday will begin Friday, August 5 and Arkansas’s will start on Saturday, August 6. Both states will conclude their tax holiday at midnight Sunday, August 7.

The Arkansas list of tax-free items includes school supplies such as pencils and notebooks and art supplies as well as clothing. Tennessee will not charge sales tax on certain clothing items up to $100, school supplies and computers priced $1,500 or less. For more on the Tennessee sales-tax holiday visit www.tntaxholiday.com.

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