• 68°

Tax Free Weekend ends Saturday at Midnight

It’s officially Tax-Free Weekend in Mississippi, with many stores rolling out their back-to-school items and preparing for an onslaught of customers.

The state sales tax holiday officially began at 12:01 a.m. Friday, and will end at midnight on Saturday. The sales tax holiday applies to each eligible item selling for less than $100, regardless of how many items are sold at the same time. However, items priced at $100 or more are subject to sales tax at the regular retail rate of 7 percent.

Eligible items include: baby clothes, belts with attached buckles, cowboy and hiking boots, bras, chef uniforms, children’s novelty costumes, clerical vestments, coats, coveralls, dress gloves, dresses, employee uniforms, fishing vests, football jerseys, golf attire, hats, hooded shirts and sweatshirts, hunting vests, jackets, jeans, knitted hats, leg warmers, neckties, pajamas, pants, pantyhose, raincoats, religious clothing, robes, safety shoes, scarves, scout uniforms, shawls, shoes, shorts, skirts, sleepwear, socks, suits, slacks, support hosiery, sweaters, swimsuits, tennis attire, veils and vests.

Non-Eligible items include: hair accessories, jewelry, purses, watches, adult and baby diapers, athletic equipment, backpacks, bathing caps, sewing items, fabrics, gloves, goggles, graduation attire, insoles, luggage, pocket squares, safety clothing and glasses, sewing patterns, shoelaces, dance shoes, sunglasses, umbrellas, bulletproof vests or wallets.

For more information, visit http://media.heartlandtv.com/documents/2018+Sales+Tax+Holiday.pdf.