Tax Free Shopping Week starts today.
From now until Saturday, clothing and other purchases less than $100 are free of the state's sales tax
This is the sixth year for Tax Free Shopping Week.
Comptroller Peter Franchot says this week in August is the second busiest shopping week of the year.
He told Maryland's News This Week, that the state gives up about $600,000 in sales tax revenue for this week, but he notes that the state actually gains $1-million in extra tax revenue from the week as people shopping for back to school, also buy taxable items.