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What’s Tax Free and What’s Not?

Iris Barnes

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JACKSON, Miss. – Getting the kids ready to head back to school means a lot of shopping.  Mississippi’s Tax Free Holiday Weekend starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday and runs through midnight Saturday.  During the two days, stores will not charge you the state’s seven percent sales tax on clothing and shoes that cost less than $100.

 

Here’s a full list of what’s eligible and what’s not:

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A

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)

B

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)

C

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)

F

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)

G

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)

H

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)

R

Raincoats and ponchos (E)

Rain hats (E)

Religious clothing (E)

Ribbons (N)

Robes (E)

Roller blades or skates (N)

S

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)

S

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)

T

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)

W

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)

Key for Items:

(E) = Eligible &

Non-Taxable

(N) = Non-Eligible &

Taxable

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