Local Businesses Prepare for Sales Tax Exemption

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) – Sales tax exemption for Mississippians is fast approaching!

As the school year approaches, the Tax Free Weekend will help ease the burden on families shopping for school supplies and clothing for their children.

The Liberty Shop is a local Queen City store that expects large crowds, making this one of the busiest weekends for shop owners.

“So we are fully stocked and ready to go. We will have extra people here to help us and we look forward to it every year because we see so many lovely people that we sometimes only see once a year. We really can’t wait to be there again,” said Robbie Hales, owner of The Liberty Shop.

Another local store owner in Meridian talks about what he predicts will be his most popular items.

“Based on the past, I think it will be very busy. It seems like two days; you can always count on busy days. I would say for this weekend we kind of think it’s going to be book bags, number one [item to buy]. Lots of tennis shoes, especially On Cloud shoes, lots of khakis and lots of shorts,” said Robert Loeb, owner of Loeb’s.

Sales tax will not be collected on clothing, footwear, or school supplies if the price of a single item is less than $100.

The 2022 sales tax holiday takes place between 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 29 and midnight on Saturday, July 30.

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