State’s Second Amendment sales tax holiday starts Friday

Published 10:13 am Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Friday marks the start of the Second Amendment sales tax weekend in Mississippi.

All day Friday, Saturday and Sunday, outdoor enthusiasts will see a tax break on supplies for hunting gear, including gun safes, archery equipment and ammunition. The initiative is similar to a sales tax break offered in Louisiana.

“Hunting is the favorite pastime of so many Mississippians and a major tourism draw for rural areas,” Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said. “The Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday is a way to make these sports a little less expensive and encourage more families to enjoy the outdoors.”

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Reeves and the National Rifle Association worked closely to place the sales tax break into law.

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:  archery  equipment,  firearm  and archery   cases,   firearm   and   archery   accessories, hearing  protection,  holsters,  belts  and  slings.  The sale  of  general  hunting  supplies  are  not  exempt.

Hunting  supplies  does  not  include  animals  used for hunting.

For a full list of items eligible for the sales tax exemption, visit