Sales tax holiday in Mississippi enables parents to shop for back-to-school necessities

From July 12 to July 14, Mississippi residents can expect to enjoy lower prices on their shopping as the state observes a sales tax holiday. This is great news for shoppers across the Pine Belt and beyond who can now look forward to saving some extra cash during these three days.

From 12:01 a.m. next Friday to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, sales taxes on clothing, footwear, and school supplies under $100 will be exempted.

This year, the holiday comes earlier than usual, providing relief to some Pine Belt parents whose children are due to return to school as early as July 22.

April Jordan believes that the early start of school and the availability of school buses have been beneficial for her family. As a mother of two, she finds the school bus service to be particularly helpful. She stated, “I think it’s helpful for sure. With two children, it definitely helps out, and moving it up a little earlier since the start of school is a little earlier is definitely an advantage, for sure.”

As the cost of living continues to rise and school supply lists become longer, families with multiple children are particularly appreciative.

Bryce Hantla, a parent with four children, eagerly anticipates any opportunity to save on shopping for their clothes.

Some parents are undecided about whether or not to go shopping during the sales tax holiday due to the potential for large crowds.

Chris Jordan compared the situation to Black Friday, saying “It’s kind of like Black Friday, where they say you can save 10 percent and I’m like, ‘OK…'”

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Grandparents, who have their own cherished memories of this time of year with their children, expressed their delight in seeing things becoming more convenient for parents.

Valerie Craig expressed her love for school shopping, stating that it was enjoyable for her and her kids to get all the necessary supplies.

“I feel a bit disappointed that we won’t be doing it this year. However, when our turn comes again, we will surely make the most of it,” expressed the individual.

During the holiday season, you can purchase a variety of eligible items such as baby clothes, backpacks, most athletic wear, shoes, scout uniforms, and casual footwear or boots.

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