Looking to get your kids set for school? The best time to buy school supplies might be the first week of August if this bill passes. HB 396 was authored by Rep. Hughes and it would exempt sales tax on school supplies during the first week of August.

House Bill 396

  1. SECTION 1. Section 27-65-111, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:  27-65-111. The exemptions from the provisions of this chapter which are not industrial, agricultural or governmental, or which do not relate to utilities or taxes, or which are not properly classified as one (1) of the exemption classifications of this chapter, shall be confined to persons or property exempted by this section or by the Constitution of the United States or the State of Mississippi. No exemptions as now provided by any other section, except the classified exemption sections of this chapter set forth herein, shall be valid as against the tax herein levied. Any subsequent exemption from the tax levied hereunder, except as indicated above, shall be provided by amendments to this section.