Hunters receive weekend tax break
by Courtney Warren
Sep 04, 2014 | 802 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This will be a special weekend for hunters around the state.

Through Sunday, hunters will have their own sales tax free holiday.

The Mississippi Second Amendment Weekend holiday, passed in the 2014 legislative session, is a temporary period when sales taxes are not collected or paid on purchases of specific products, such as firearms, ammunition and certain hunting supplies.

Hunting supplies are archery equipment, firearm and archery cases, firearm and archery accessories, hearing protection, holsters, belts, and slings.

Hunting supplies does not include animals used for hunting.

In regards to ammunition, ammo boxes and ammunition reloading supplies and tools are not eligible, but bullets, gunpowder loaded into the muzzle of a firearm, and shotgun shells are eligible.

Pistols, revolvers, rifles, and shotguns are also eligible.

Other items eligible include armguards, arrows, arrow rests, belts designed for hunting, bows and bow accessories, bow parts, bow sights, bow string and string accessories, bow fishing accessories, choke tubes, cleaning and refinishing products, crossbows, equipment or parts specifically used for repairing archery or firearm equipment, firearm parts, hearing protection, holsters, quivers, releases, safety equipment that is mounted or affixed to a firearm or bow, scopes and mounts that are affixed to a firearm or bow, shafts, shooting bags and pouches, shooting rests, shooting tripod, bipod, or monopods, sights, slings designed for hunting, string wax, targets, and trap or target throwers.

For questions about the tax holiday call 601-923-7015.