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Mississippi tax chief: No big savings if sales tax holiday were enacted

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The chairman of the Mississippi State Tax Commission told lawmakers Tuesday that a sales tax holiday probably wouldn't produce a significant savings for shoppers.

Joe Blount also said Tuesday it would be difficult for his agency to oversee the program. 

Several states have days when certain items are exempt from sales tax.

Some Mississippi lawmakers have been pushing for a weekend when shoes and clothing under $100 would be exempt from the 7 percent sales tax.

Blount told the House Ways and Means Committee that some stores might be able to reprogram cash registers to temporarily remove the sales tax on designated items. He said it's unlikely all stores could do that.

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