SECOND AMENDMENT SALES TAX HOLIDAY THIS WEEKEND

Outdoors enthusiasts can see a sales tax break on hunting items this weekend, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said while visiting Van’s Sporting Goods today. The state’s new Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday will be Sept. 5-7.

The three-day sales tax holiday applies to a wide range of hunting gear, including archery equipment, firearms and ammunition. The initiative is modeled after similar event in Louisiana.

“With dove season underway and deer season less than a month away, this weekend is a great time to take advantage of this tax break,” Lt. Gov. Reeves said. “Mississippians love to hunt, and this sales tax holiday makes it a little less expensive to enjoy the outdoors. I’m thankful for the support of the National
Rifle Association on this effort and many other strong Second Amendment protections we’ve recently passed.”

The sales tax holiday arrives two months before Mississippi voters head to the polls to consider declaring hunting and fishing a state constitutional right. Reeves encouraged voters to support the amendment on Nov. 4.

The Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday was passed in the 2014 session under Senate Bill 2425, which was authored by Sen. Philip Moran, R-Kiln.

For a full list of items eligible for the sales tax exemption, visit http://www.dor.ms.gov/docs/2014SecondAmendmenttotheSalesTaxHoliday_3.pdf.

Tate Reeves Press Release
9/3/14