Tax-Free Back-to-School Shopping Set for this Weekend in Missouri

AUGUST 3, 2006 - Posted at 7:53 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The state treasurer says back-to-school purchases will be exempt from Missouri sales tax this weekend.

State Treasurer Sarah Steelman says the sales-tax holiday is in effect tomorrow through Sunday.

The exemption applies to the first $100 spent on clothing, $50 on school supplies, $350 on software, and $3,500 on computers.

The state sales tax is 4.225 percent.

Some local communities are also making their sales tax exempt.

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