It's back to school shopping time. That means parents and children will be back at malls and shopping centers getting outfitted for the year. This weekend, they'll see a price break.
Alabama has taken part in it before, but for the first time, Mississippi is taking part in a sales tax holiday.
"We're just really excited because Alabama has been doing this for the past two or three years," said Robbie Hales, owner of The Liberty Shop. " We're just glad that our officials have elected to do it, too, and I think it's going to be a good thing for everybody involved."
The sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 Friday morning and ends Saturday at midnight.
"From the amount of calls we've had, I think it's going to be a big two days," Hales said. "We're glad this is happening in Mississippi now."
The sales tax holiday includes items priced at less than $100 each. But the seven percent tax break doesn't include everything.
According to the State Tax Commission, only clothing and footwear are eligible to be purchased tax-free.
"If they bought a package and it's $99.99, then that's going to be what they pay, $99.99, instead of $106.99 like it would be with tax," said Hales.
That means if you buy two shirts at $40 each and a pair of pants at $60, with the total sale exceeding $100, it's still tax-free. The eligibility is determined by the individual items and not by the combined amount of purchases.