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2014 Mississippi Sales Tax Holiday

Back-to-School Savings Through Mississippi's Sales Tax Holiday


The 2014 Mississippi sales tax holiday is one of the earliest back-to-school holidays out of all of the states offering tax free holidays. Dollar limits are per item.

Mississippi has several special conditions to follow. Layaways are not tax exempt. Only store coupons and discounts can be used to lower the price below the dollar limit. Manufacturer's coupons can't be used to bring the price below the threshold. Rain check purchases are only exempt if the item is bought during the sales tax holiday.

Neighboring states Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee also have sales tax holidays with different rules and items free from taxes.

Mississippi Sales Tax Holiday Dates for 2014

A picture of a family shopping for school supplies during a sales tax holiday.
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July 25-26, 2014

Clothing Exempt from the 2014 Mississippi Sales Tax Holiday

Clothing under $100 is exempt from sales tax in the following categories:
  • Athletic Socks
  • Baby Clothes
  • Belts With Attached Buckles
  • Blouses
  • Boots (general purpose)
  • Caps and Hats
  • Coats and Wraps
  • Costumes (not rented)
  • Coveralls
  • Dresses
  • Gloves (general use, not rented)
  • Gym Suits and Uniforms
  • Hooded Shirts and Sweatshirts
  • Hosiery
  • Jackets
  • Jeans
  • Jerseys
  • Jogging Suits
  • Leg Warmers
  • Leotards and Tights
  • Neckwear
  • Pants
  • Raincoats, Rain Hats and Ponchos
  • Scout Uniforms
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sleepwear
  • Socks
  • Suspenders
  • Swimsuits
  • Undergarments
See a complete list.

Footwear Exempt from the 2014 Mississippi Sales Tax Holiday

General footwear under $100 is nontaxable, including:
  • Boat Shoes
  • Cowboy Boots
  • Cross Trainers
  • Dress Shoes
  • Flip-Flops or Rubber Thongs
  • Hiking Boots
  • Jelly Shoes
  • Running Shoes (non-cleated)
  • Sandals
  • Slippers
  • Sneakers
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Walking Shoes

Taxable Items

Backpacks, hair accessories, jewelry, wallets, watches and sporting apparel like roller blades and ice skates are not eligible for the tax free weekend. The Mississippi State Tax Commission has more information on taxable items.
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