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Retailers hoping for boost from sales tax holiday

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s sales tax holiday takes place at the end of the month, and some merchants are expecting a boost in business.

National Federation of Independent Business state director Ron Aldridge says increased sales will help small business owners still recovering from the recession. Aldridge says businesses along the coast that have been impacted by the oil spill will also benefit from the sales event.

During the weekend of July 30-31, clothing and shoes under $100 are exempt from the state’s 7 percent sales tax.

Aldridge’s organization supported legislation creating the state’s first sales tax holiday in 2009.


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