Maryland's tax-free holiday begins

Maryland’s tax-free shopping week is under way.

Starting Sunday and continuing through Aug. 18, purchases of qualifying clothes and shoes for $100 or less are exempt from the state's 6 percent sales tax.

The sales tax holiday is meant to encourage families to do their back-to-school shopping at Maryland stores.

The tax break does not apply to school supplies, accessories or handbags.

Click here to view Shop Maryland Week’s list of taxable and exempt items.