DeSoto County students are preparing to head back to class. To help save on back-to-school shopping, Mississippi is removing state sales tax on some purchases this weekend.
The 2021 Mississippi tax-free holiday runs from 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 30 to midnight Saturday, July 31.
The tax holiday eliminates the 7% state sales tax on school supplies, clothing, and footwear that are selling for less than $100 per item.
- Clothing: Any article of apparel designed to be worn on the human body including pants, shirts and blouses, dresses, coats, jackets, belts, hats, undergarments, and multiple piece garments sold as a set.
- Footwear: Any article of apparel for human feet except for skis, swim fins, roller blades, skates, and any similar items.
- School Supplies: Items that are commonly used by a student in a course of study including, backpacks, pens, calculators, and notebooks.
The 2021 Sales Tax Holiday Guidance published by the Department of Revenue lays out the full list of ineligible or eligible tax-free items ahead of next weekend.