It's the most wonderful time of the year! Ok, that really depends on how you feel about back-to-school shopping, but I think we can all agree that getting major discounts on your child's cartload of school supplies can feel just as good as Christmas.
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This weekend marks the year's first back-to-school tax-free holiday weekend, which kicks off in Mississippi and will continue in 16 other states through August. During these weekends, which vary by state, you can expect an exemption from state sales tax on certain items. Local taxes may still apply, but offers on clothing and school supplies from $15 to $3,500 can mean major savings at the register.
Check out whether your state is participating and what items will apply to the tax-exempted holiday discounts:
Mississippi: July 25-26
• Clothing and footwear less than $100 per item. Excludes accessories, rentals, skis, swim fins, roller blades, skates and similar recreational footwear.