Maryland Tax-Free Week Starts

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    NBCPhiladellphia.com

    Your kids probably don't want to think about heading back to school yet, but you can save some money if you start your shopping now.

    Maryland's tax-free week started Sunday.

    That means for all the clothing and shoes you buy priced below $100, you won't be charged the 6-percent state sales tax.  The tax exemption still applies if your total purchase is over the $100 mark, as long as each individual item is below $100.

    Rain checks do not apply.

    Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot hopes that the tax holiday will give retail business a shot in the arm.  Officials have predicted that the tax-free week could boost sales by as much as ten percent.