Sales Tax-Free Week Begins

Some items costing less than $300 are exempt.

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Start going through your closet and make your back-to-school list. The annual sales tax-free week started yesterday.

Between now and August 24, you will not have to pay tax on some clothing and footwear costing less than $300.

Jeans, certain uniforms, bathing suits, sneakers, socks, formal wear, rain jackets, hats, gloves and scarves are among the tax-free items, according to the state Department of Revenue Services’ Web site.

So are square-dancing clothes, if you’re in the market.

You will still have to pay tax on jewelry, purses, sports uniforms, certain types of shoes and other items, even if you are under the $300 mark.

Click here to print out the list to determine what will be taxed and what will not.

Find more on the tax holiday here.


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