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Mississippi ready for first ever tax free holiday

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SOUTHAVEN, MS (WMC-TV) - Shopping, for many people, can be expensive, and with school right around the corner, many parents are looking for any way to save a few extra pennies

The state of Mississippi wants to help you out with its first ever tax holiday event.

"I think its really good," shopper Casey Whitehead said Thursday. "It's gonna help a lot of people out with the economy the way it is.  I mean tax free, your gonna save money."

This this weekend will be the first time the state of Mississippi has offering its residents a break at the cash register, applying to clothing and footwear only if the sales price of a single item is less than $100 dollars.

The Sales Tax Holiday passed in the 2009 legislative session, which means that stores already working hard to get customers in won't have to try as hard over the next couple of days.

Amy Neblett won't fight the crowds, but works at Wal-Mart and knows it will be busy.

"I'm gonna be there during the day, but I will probably not be shopping during it because it's going to be crazy," she said.

The Sales Tax Holiday in Mississippi will be held on July 31 and August 1.  Click here for more information.

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