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Tax Free Weekend Brings In Out Of State Shoppers

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OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (FOX13) - Tax free weekend in Tennessee brings in shoppers from out of state and still continues to be one of the biggest draws.

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Look for Mississippians to cross the state line in droves this tax free weekend looking for tax breaks on big ticket items and with school starting in DeSoto County next Thursday, many Mississippi parents will make the trip to pick up tax free school supplies like notebooks and pens and pencils.

"Always, whenever you have a cheaper sales tax rate or a tax free weekend you will draw people from the tri-state area," said Olive Branch resident Jeff Duncan.  

You can pay the sticker price in Tennessee until midnight Sunday on items such as clothing, school supplies and accessories which cost $100 or less per item. Customers can also pay the sticker price for computers which are $1,500 or less.

If school supplies are not on your list of things to buy, just wait until the first weekend in September. Earlier this year, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill into law that allows a tax break on rifles, shotguns, ammo and camping supplies. It's been dubbed the Annual Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday.

"Sales tax weekends are a big boost for business and we are looking forward to it. Anytime a customer can save money on firearms or ammunition. Whatever they are wanting it’s just another reason for them to go and do it," said Jeff Duncan, owner of The Gun Exchange in Olive Branch.

Arkansas shoppers will also get a tax break this weekend, but it's a one day only deal which begins at midnight on Sunday.

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