This Weekend’s Sales Tax Holiday a Chance to Support Local Businesses

Date: July 24, 2023

NFIB State Director Dawn McVea says this weekend’s sales tax holiday on clothes, shoes, and school supplies is a great opportunity for people to help local businesses during difficult economic times. This year’s back-to-school tax holiday is July 28-29.

‘When you support Main Street businesses, you’re supporting Mississippi’s job creators,” McVea said. “You’re supporting the businesses that do so much to support their communities throughout the year.”

“Mississippi’s economy is built on its small businesses,” she said. “Small businesses account for over 99 percent of all businesses in the state and employ nearly half of Mississippi’s private-sector workforce.

The latest NFIB Small Business Optimism Index said owners rank inflation and labor quality as the most important problems facing their small businesses. “Inflation has taken a toll on Mississippi’s families, and it’s taking a toll on its small businesses, too,” McVea said. “By shopping small this weekend, you’ll help the local economy. You’ll support the businesses owned by your friends and neighbors. You’ll help local businesses that sponsor our children’s sports teams, support local charities, and are always there for their communities.”

The National Federation of Independent Business is the nation’s leading small business advocacy Click here to learn more about Mississippi’s back-to-school tax holiday.

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