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Sales Tax Holiday in Mississippi starts July 29th

By: Anne Summerhays - July 18, 2022

The 2022 Sales Tax Holiday takes place between 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 29th and 12:00 midnight Saturday, July 30th.

maintains a sales tax holiday as back-to-school preparations heat up.  This summer’s sales tax holiday runs from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 29th until midnight on Saturday, July 30th.

However, in some areas with school starting the first week in August, it may, in fact, be a little too late.

A sales tax holiday is a temporary period when sales taxes are not collected or paid on purchases of specific products and/or services.

According to the Mississippi Sales Tax Holiday passed in the 2009 Legislative Session and amended in 2019 Legislative Session, sales tax is not due on the sale of articles of clothing, footwear, or school supplies during the specified period if the sales price of a single item is less than $100.00.

“However, the retailer may advertise and sell each pair of pants at 50% off, selling each pair of $120.00 pants for $60.00, thus making each pair sold eligible for the holiday,” the Department of Revenue (DOR) said in the 2022 Sales Tax Holiday guide.

“The Sales Tax Holiday will apply statewide to all consumer purchases of clothing, footwear, and school supplies with sales prices of less than $100.00 per article during the Sales Tax Holiday. The tax holiday does not apply to sales of any other items not defined as clothing or footwear,” the DOR continued.

Below are some guidelines the DOR provided:

  • $100 Threshold. The Sales Tax Holiday applies to each eligible item selling for less than $100.00, regardless of how many items are sold at the same time.
  • Items priced at $100.00 or more are subject to Sales Tax at the regular retail rate of 7%.
  • For example, a customer purchases two (2) shirts at $50.00 each, a pair of slacks at $75.00, and a pair of shoes at $110.00. No Sales Tax is due on the sale of the two (2) shirts and the pair of slacks at a cost of $175.00, even though the combined cost exceeds the one-hundred-dollar ($100) threshold. However, Sales Tax is due on the entire $110.00 for the shoes since they exceed the one-hundred-dollar ($100) threshold.

You can view a full 2022 Sales Tax Holiday guide below.

Official Guide to 2022 Mississippi Sales Tax Holiday by yallpolitics on Scribd

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Anne Summerhays

Anne Summerhays is a recent graduate of Millsaps College where she majored in Political Science, with minors in Sociology and American Studies. In 2021, she joined Y’all Politics as a Capitol Correspondent. Prior to making that move, she interned for a congressional office in Washington, D.C. and a multi-state government relations and public affairs firm in Jackson, Mississippi. While at Millsaps, Summerhays received a Legislative Fellowship with the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi where she worked with an active member of the Mississippi Legislature for the length of session. She has quickly established trust in the Capitol as a fair, honest, and hardworking young reporter. Her background in political science helps her cut through the noise to find and explain the truth. Email Anne: