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Maryland Tax Week Here Just in Time for Back to School Shopping

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SALISBURY, Md.- Shoppers flocked to stores to take advantage of no taxes on certain items during Maryland tax week as the school year approaches. 

Julie Fairbank, who is the manager of the children's department at Vernon Powell Shoes in Salisbury, said the store is packed and customers come in from across the country. 

"It's definitely the biggest week for us and it's Christmas for us with tax free," said Fairbank. "I have had quite a few customers bringing their grandchildren visiting from like California in and from other states that are thrilled with the tax free this week."

Most families are taking the no tax opportunity to buy two pairs of shoes for their children: one for school and one for gym class. Some families are traveling across state lines to get the deal. 

"So I think its a great opportunity for Maryland residents to save on tax," said the owner of Vernon Powell Shoes Joe Wright. "I know a lot of people drive to Delaware and were glad that Maryland steps up and has a tax free week. Maybe they can make it all year round."

Tax free week includes not only shoes or clothes, but also back to school supplies. Target salesman Nickolas Filewicz said he has to keep the shelves stocked. 

"The backpacks are going fast as everybody is getting their new stuff," said Filewicz. 

Maryland tax week ends this Saturday, Aug. 17.

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