Comptroller Franchot Kicks Off Shop MD Tax-Free Week in Montgomery County

Comptroller Reminds Shoppers to Take Advantage of Sales Tax Break

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

Local and state officials

Local retail industry officials

WHAT:          Local retailers and elected leaders will join Comptroller Franchot Thursday afternoon at the first of this year’s five Shop MarylandTax-Free Week events planned throughout the state. The event will be held at Amano, a women’s apparel store in Takoma Park. Maddy Voytek, legislative and membership assistant at the Maryland Retailers Association, also will attend.

During Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week, which runs Sunday, August 14 through Saturday, August 20, qualifying clothing and footwear priced $100 or less will be exempt from Maryland’s 6 percent sales tax. More information on qualifying items may be found at, or email or call 410-260-7980 in Central Maryland or toll-free at 1-800-MD-TAXES.

Next week, the Comptroller will continue the annual Tax-Free Week promotion in Baltimore, Frederick, Towson and Cambridge. In Frederick, Governor Larry Hogan will join the Comptroller at two local stores there.

WHEN:          Thursday, August 4, 2016                            

                        1:45 p.m.

WHERE:        Amano

7034 Carroll Ave.

Takoma Park, MD 20912

MEDIA CONTACT:  Barbara Sauers, 410-260-7438 (office), 410-212-9414 (cell)