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Maryland's Tax-Free Week: Aug. 11-17

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Maryland is one of the few states to offer a full week of tax-free shopping, eliminating the 6 percent sales tax on shoes and clothes on up to $100 worth of merchandise. But unlike Virginia, in Maryland, school supplies are not included.

The state's comptroller, Peter Franchot, says he hopes the state's General Assembly will eventually extend the tax holiday to include all things kids need to head back to school. And while the event is supposed to be for school children, a few unusual items made the official list, including wedding gowns and fishing vests.

Maryland's tax-free holiday ends Saturday, Aug. 17.

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