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Tax-Free Week Helping Back-to-School Shopping

August 13th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

A tax-free holiday is under way in Maryland, which could mean good things for back-to-school shoppers. The tax-free week, which began Sunday and runs  through Aug. 17, applies to clothes and foot apparel that costs $100 or less. The six percent state sales tax break does not apply to items like pencils, paper or backpacks, despite the amount of school supply shopping that goes on this time of year. Tax exempt items include items such as sweaters, shirts, slacks, jeans, dresses, robes, underwear, belts, shoes and boots. Comptroller Peter Franchot…


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