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Annual Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week Takes Place Next Week

August 3rd, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Comptroller Peter Franchot will be crisscrossing the state in the next week to promote and maybe do a little shopping in advance of the annual Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week, which takes place August 14-20. During that week, any single, qualifying article of clothing or footwear priced $100 or less – regardless of how many items are purchased at the same time – will be exempt from the state’s 6 percent sales tax. Resulting from legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly in 2007, the tax-free week is held annually during the second week in August.  Franchot said the yearly event is coordinated to be held just before the start of the new school year and has proven to be a popular with consumers and business owners…


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