Franchot to Encourage Marylanders to Shop Tax-Free During Visits to Retailers in Bethesda & Waldorf
– Shoppers to Get Sales Tax Break August 9-15 –
WHO: Comptroller Peter Franchot
Local and state officials
Local retail industry officials
WHAT: With school days not far off, Comptroller Franchot will visit Beyda’s Lad & Lassie store, owned by Shelley Rosenberg in Bethesda, today to encourage shoppers to take advantage of the sales tax break for back-to-school clothing and footwear during Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week, which runs Sunday, August 9, through Saturday, August 15. Qualifying clothing and footwear priced $100 or less will be exempt from Maryland’s 6 percent sales tax.
In the afternoon, the Comptroller will visit St. Charles Towne Center in Waldorf to let shoppers know about the week-long reprieve from the sales tax. The Comptroller, who will be joined by Charles County elected officials and members of the Chamber of Commerce, will give a presentation at the Center Court on the lower level and then stop by several mall stores.
WHEN: Today, August 7, 2015
WHERE: 11 a.m. 1 p.m.
Beyda’s Lad and Lassie St. Charles Towne Center
544 Westbard Ave. 1110 Mall Circle
Bethesda, MD 20816 Waldorf, MD 20603