Mississippi state code provides a Mississippi Second Amendment Weekend (MSAW) holiday in the State. The holiday is a temporary period when sales taxes are not collected or paid on purchases of specific products. The 2020 MSAW holiday takes place between 12:01 A.M. Friday, August 28, 2020, and 12:00 Midnight Sunday, August 30, 2020.
According to the MSAW holiday, as passed in the 2014 Legislative Session, Sales Tax is not due during the holiday on the sale of firearms, ammunition, and certain hunting supplies.
“Hunting Supplies” are the following items when used for hunting:
-firearm and archery cases
-firearm and archery accessories
-hearing protection, holsters, belts, and slings.
The sale of general hunting supplies is not exempt. Hunting supplies do not include animals used for hunting.
The MSAW holiday will apply statewide to all consumer purchases of firearms, ammunition, and hunting supplies during the MSAW holiday. The tax holiday does not apply to sales of any other items not defined as firearms, ammunition, and hunting supplies. A list of eligible and non-eligible items is provided in this guide.
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