Sales Tax Holiday Weekend kicks off Friday

Sales Tax Holiday

You can save a bundle on school supplies this weekend as the state’s sales tax holiday gets underway.

News 25’s Toni Miles shows us what’s covered and when you can take advantage of this weekend’s savings as you and yours head into the new school year.

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As the clock ticks down on summer vacation, you can cut down on the cost of school supplies and clothes this weekend as Mississippi’s annual fall Sales Tax Holiday gets underway. Edgewater Mall General Manager Terry Powell expects big crowds for the annual two-day event. “That’s at least seven-percent savings, but there are going to be some great deals throughout the mall.  Dillard’s, for instance, is running an additional 40% off all their clearance items on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend, so that’s going to be a great deal to do some back-to-school shopping and throughout the mall.”

On Friday and Saturday, shoppers will save on the state’s seven percent sales tax on footwear, clothing, and school supplies on items up to $100 and stores are getting ready for this weekend’s big rush. “They have been. We’ve had a rush, even before this. We look for it to be even bigger this weekend. Keep your social distancing. Keep on your mask and please just be courteous.”

So just how much will you save during the Sales Tax Holiday Weekend? For every dollar you spend you will save seven cents. For every $100 you will save $7.

Here’s a list of what’s covered, school supplies including crayons, scissors, pens, pencils, and calculators are also covered this weekend as a new category.

Electronics are not included in Mississippi’s sales tax free purchases this weekend.

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Toni started at WXXV News 25 in December of 2013, just three months after the news was launched. She has served as Assignment Editor, anchored for nearly two years, worked as a reporter for several years and hosted Coastal Connections for more than four years. Toni graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern Mississippi where she was editor of the Student Printz. She then did an internship on Capitol Hill, working for a U.S. Senator, then returned to Mississippi as a reporter at WDAM in Hattiesburg. After that, she moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, working as a reporter for FOX 25 in Biloxi, then crossing city lines to work at WLOX-TV news in Biloxi, starting out as a producer, then working as a photographer, reporter, weekend assignment editor and weekend anchor. She was among the station team that won the Edward Murrow and Peabody awards for coverage during Hurricane Katrina. Toni moved to the Lone Star State where she worked as the morning and noon anchor, investigative reporter and live shot reporter for KZTV Action 10 News, then KRIS TV News in Corpus Christi, Texas. Toni moved back to the Magnolia State to be with and take care of her family, working as a multi-media journalist and fill-in anchor at WDBD Fox 40 news in Jackson. After almost completing a second degree in filmmaking at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, Toni transitioned back to news at News 25. Toni is blessed to have a wonderful support network of close family, friends and mentors, and she hopes to pay it forward. She has a three-legged chiweenie named Rocky Balboa because of his fighting spirit. She loves writing and has completed a novel that has been adapted into a screenplay, and has just finished another screenplay called "Delta Rose." She's currently working on a new legal thriller called "Fall From Grace." Stay tuned....