Take advantage of shopping tax free this weekend

Published 7:00 am Friday, July 29, 2016

The quote from Benjamin Franklin, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes,” holds a lot of truth. So much so that other people in history have been attributed with similar quotes.
No matter who said it first, or last, the message is clear, take advantage of every opportunity to pay the least amount of taxes legally, and try to live as long as possible.
Another aspect of life that is certain is growing children always need new clothes. Either because they grew out of their old ones, or summer play sessions lead to holes and tears.
So, that’s why it’s a good idea to take advantage of this weekend’s sales tax holiday. It starts today, lasts through Saturday and is a great time to stock up on new clothes and shoes for youngsters to play and learn in.
By purchasing clothing and shoes these two days, sales tax won’t be charged on eligible items costing $100 or less.
When heading out to take advantage of this money saving opportunity, keep in mind that this tax-free holiday only applies to Mississippi retailers. With that in mind, you should consider purchasing those items here in Pearl River County, so our local businesses will benefit from the extra business we are sure will ensue.
By supporting our local businesses we not only ensure the future success of our community, we also save the extra expense of driving an hour or more to other cities.
We commend the state of Mississippi for giving its residents an opportunity to buy these necessary items without having to pay tax on those purchases.

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