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Tax-free weekend coming up in...

Tax-free weekend coming up in Mississippi

By: Sarah Ulmer - July 29, 2020

This weekend, Mississippians can participate in back-to-school shopping tax-free.

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 31st and ending at midnight Saturday, August 1st shoppers can save on the seven percent state sales tax on certain items. This can also include items purchased online.

Goods purchased under $100 per item included in state tax-free include:

  • School supplies
  • School uniforms
  • Jeans and pants
  • Sweaters and shirts
  • Coats and jackets
  • Belts and hats
  • Socks and tennis shoes
  • Undergarments
  • Backpacks

Items such as jewelry, handbags, briefcases, wallets and watches are not included in the tax-free weekend.

This year protocol for shopping could look different for some counties across the state. If you are in one of the following counties it is mandated that you wear a mask while out.

Harrison, Jackson, Claiborne, Desoto, Grenada, Hinds, Jefferson, Madison, Quitman, Rankin, Sunflower, Washington, Wayne, Bolivar, Covington, Forrest, Humphreys, Panola, Sharkey, Simpson, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Walthall.

If you do choose to shop please remember to practice social distancing and if you have had symptoms of COVID-19 stay home.

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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah: