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Mississippi Tax Free Holiday begins

Parents and retailers alike will benefit from the annual Mississippi Tax Free Holiday, which began just after midnight Friday. Source Parents and retailers alike will benefit from the annual Mississippi Tax Free Holiday, which began just after midnight Friday. Source
MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) -

Parents and retailers alike will benefit from the annual Mississippi Tax Free Holiday, which began just after midnight Friday.

It gives back-to-school shoppers a seven percent tax break on clothing and shoes and retailers said it gives them a boost in business.

"The items that qualify are basically anything you can wear, school uniforms, work clothes, anything, back to college also and shoes," said Nicholas Adams, executive team leader for human resources at Target of Hattiesburg. "Exclusions would be backpacks, back to school supplies, like pencils and paper and sports shoes would also be excluded."

"This evening and tomorrow is really when we expect our traffic to hit us," said James Lamb, store director for Academy Sports+Outdoors in Hattiesburg. "The last couple of years, we've seen a tremendous spike in business and this year, we're staffed for it, we're going to have great customer service."

Individual items priced over $100 are also excluded.

"It's fantastic, we love the savings," said Karen Coats, of Lauderdale County, who was shopping Friday morning at Target. "It's a great weekend to be out and shop."

The tax free holiday ends Saturday at midnight. 

You can find out more by going online to www.dor.ms.gov.

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