State sales tax holiday July 31-Aug. 1 – List of eligibles, ineligibles

Mississippi’s sales tax holiday will be July 31-Aug. 1, just in time to outfit the kids from head to toe before they go back to school.

Shoppers won’t have to pay the regular 7 percent sales tax on purchases of clothes and shoes that individually cost less than $100. Grown-up merchandise, including shawls, work uniforms, bow ties, religious clothing, golf dresses and support hosiery, also is eligible.

Sales tax holiday eligibles, ineligibles
The Associated Press

A short list of what’s eligible and what’s not eligible for Mississippi’s sales tax holiday.

ELIGIBLE

Athletic socks

Baseball caps

Bowling shirts

Chef uniforms

Fishing vests (non-flotation)

Gym suits

Hunting vests

Jeans

Leg warmers

Panty hose

Scarves

Swimsuits

NOT ELIGIBLE

Aprons

Baby diapers

Fabrics

Jazz and dance shoes

Headbands

Life jackets

Safety shoes

Sports helmets

Wallets

Watches

Work gloves

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Source: Mississippi State Tax Commission

(The Sun Herald and MCT contributed to this report)

The Associated Press