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More tax exemptions to come?

Associated Press - July 28, 2009 2:14 PM ET

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's first sales-tax holiday on clothing takes place this week, but officials are already talking about proposals to expand the temporary exemptions to include back-to-school and hurricane preparedness supplies.

Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant and state Sen. Walter Michel held a news conference Tuesday to remind shoppers and retailers about the tax-free holiday on Friday and Saturday. The 7% sales tax will not be charged on most clothing priced under $100.

Michel first proposed the idea nearly a decade ago. He and Bryant said lawmakers will likely be asked next year to amend the law to include school supplies, as well as flashlights, batteries and other items needed during a hurricane. Michel said Louisiana already has a tax holiday for those supplies.

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