State to have tax-free shopping this month

The state’s third Sales Tax Holiday will take place during a 48-hour time period beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2011, and ending 12:00 midnight Saturday, July 30, 2011.

The popular “back to school” event is worth 7 percent in savings to consumers as result of waiving the sales tax on specific items.

The items exempt from sales tax during the Sales Tax Holiday period are identical to those items exempted the prior two years.

Clothing and footwear items, meant to be worn next to the body and cost less than $100 per item, are exempt from sales tax during this period.

Accessories such as jewelry, handbags, wallets, watches, backpacks, and similar items do not qualify for the Sales Tax Holiday. Cleats and items worn in conjunction with an athletic or recreational activity are other sample items not eligible.

School supplies and computers are not included.

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