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2017 Sales Tax Holiday kicks off Friday

If you’ve been shopping for the kids’ school clothes, you may catch a break.

A tax break, that is.

The 9th Annual 2017 Sales Tax-Free Holiday weekend kicks off at 12:01 A.M on Friday, July 28, through 12:00 Midnight on Saturday, July 29.

Buy one get one (BOGO) deals, layaway sales, and manufacturer’s coupons that don’t drop the price below $100 may not be eligible for the tax-cut.

Select items priced under $100 will be sold tax-free on these days.

Here’s a list of the eligible (E) and non-eligible (N) items, provided by the Mississippi Department of Revenue:

Accessories (generally) (N)
• Barrettes (N)
• Belt buckles (sold separate) (N)
• Bobby pins (N)
• Briefcases (N)
• Elastic ponytail holders (N)
• Hair bows and Hair clips (N)
• Handkerchiefs (N)
• Headbands (N)
• Jewelry (N)
• Purses and Handbags (N)
• Watches or Watch bands (N)
Adult diapers (N)
Alterations (N)
Aprons (household) (N)
Aprons (welders) (N)
Athletic socks (E)
Baby bibs (N)
Baby clothes (E)
Baby diapers (cloth / disposable) (N)
Backpacks (N)
Baseball caps (E)
Baseball cleats (N)
Baseball gloves (N)
Baseball jerseys (E)
Baseball pants (N)
Bathing caps (N)
Belt buckles (N)
Belts with attached buckles (E)
Belts for weight lifting (N)
Blouses (E)
Boots (general purpose) (E)
• Climbing (cleated or spiked) (N)
• Cowboy (E)
• Fishing (waders) (N)
• Hiking (E)
• Overshoes and galoshes (N)
• Rubber work boots (N)
• Ski and Waders (N)
Bow ties (E)
Bowling shirts (E)
Bras (E)
Buttons and Zippers (N)
Camp clothes (E)
Caps (baseball, fishing, golf) (E)
Chef uniforms (E)
Children’s novelty costumes (E)
Chest protectors (N)
Clerical vestments (E)
Cloth, lace, knitting yarns, etc. (N)
Coats and wraps (E)
Corsages and boutonnieres (N)
Costume (Outfits or Apparel) (E)
Coveralls (E)
D – E
Diapers (cloth and disposable) (N)
Dress Gloves (unless rented) (E)
Dresses (E)
Elbow pads (N)
Employee uniforms (E)
Fabrics, thread, buttons, lace, etc. (N)
Fins (swim) (N)
Fishing boots (waders) (N)
Fishing caps (E)
Fishing vests (non-flotation) (E)
Football jerseys (E)
Football pads (N)
Football pants (N)
Gloves (generally) (N)
• Bicycle (N)
• Dress (E)
• Garden (N)
• Rubber (N)
• Sports (football, golf, etc.) (N)
• Surgical (N)
• Work (N)
Goggles (N)
Golf caps (E)
Golf equip. (gloves, shoes, etc) (N)
Golf dresses (E)
Golf jackets and windbreakers (E)
Golf shirts (E)
Golf skirts (E)
Graduation caps and gowns (N)
Gym suits and uniforms (E)
Hair nets, bows, clips, & barrettes (N)
Handbags and purses (N)
Handkerchiefs (N)
Hard hats (N)
Hats (E)
Headbands (N)
Helmets (bike, motorcycle, etc.) (N)
Hockey gloves (N)
Hooded shirts/sweatshirts (E)
Hosiery, and support hosiery (E)
Hunting vests (E)
I – L
Ice skates (N)
Insoles (N)
Jackets (E)
Jeans (E)
Jewelry (N)
Jogging apparel (E)
Knitted caps or hats (E)
Luggage (N)
Leg warmers (E)
Leotards and tights (E)
Life jackets and vests (N)
N – P
Neckwear and ties (E)
Nightgowns and nightshirts (E)
Overshoes and rubber shoes (N)
Pads (Sports or Support) (N)
Painter pants (E)
Pajamas (E)
Pants (E)
Panty hose (E)
Personal flotation devices (N)
Pocket squares (N)
Protective equip. (gloves, masks,
pads, etc.) (N)
Raincoats and ponchos (E)
Rain hats (E)
Religious clothing (E)
Ribbons (N)
Robes (E)
Roller blades or skates (N)
Safety clothing (N)
Safety glasses (N)
Safety shoes (E)
Scarves (E)
Scout uniforms (E)
Sewing patterns (N)
Shawls and wraps (E)
Shin guards and padding (N)
Shirts & Hooded shirts (E)
Shoe inserts (N)
Shoelaces (N)
Shoes (generally) (E)
• Boat (E)
• Cross trainers (E)
• Dress (E)
• Fishing boots (waders) (N)
• Flip-flops (rubber thongs) (E)
• Jazz and dance (N)
• Jellies (E)
• Overshoes (N)
• Running (without cleats) (E)
• Sandals (E)
• Slippers (E)
• Sneakers and tennis (E)
• Tap dance (N)
• Tennis (E)
• Walking (E)
• Sport Design (i.e. any spiked
or cleated / specifically designed
for a sport such as golf, football,
soccer, etc.) (N)
Shoulder pads (N)
Shorts (E)
Skates (ice and roller) (N)
Ski vests (water) (N)
Skirts (E)
Sleepwear/nightgowns/pajamas (E)
Slippers (E)
Slips (E)
Soccer socks (E)
Socks (E)
Sports helmets (N)
Sports pads (football, soccer,
elbow, knee, shoulder, etc.) (N)
Suits, slacks, and jackets (E)
Sunglasses (N)
Support hosiery (E)
Suspenders (E)
Sweatbands (arm, wrist, head) (N)
Sweatshirts and Sweat suits (E)
Sweaters (E)
Swimming masks and goggles (N)
Swimsuits (E)
Tennis dresses, shorts, shoes (E)
Tennis skirts (E)
Ties (neckties – all) (E)
Tights (E)
Trousers (E)
U – V
Umbrellas (N)
Underclothes (pants and shirts) (E)
Veils (E)
Vests (generally) (E)
• Bulletproof (N)
• Fishing (non-flotation) (E)
• Flotation (N)
• Hunting (E)
• Sports Related (N)
Wallets (N)
Watch bands (N)
Watches (N)
Water ski vests (N)
Weight lifting belts (N)
Wet and dry suits (N)
Work clothes (E)
Work uniforms (E)
Workout clothes (E)
Wrist bands (N)


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