COPY-Mo. shoppers get to forgo sales taxes

Associated Press - August 8, 2010 7:04 PM ET

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Shoppers didn't have to pay sales tax this weekend during Missouri's seventh annual back-to-school sales tax holiday.

The sales tax holiday began Friday and ends at midnight Sunday.

The holiday means the state's 4.225% sales tax is not assessed for items like clothing, school supplies and computers. The state's sales tax holiday also applies to online purchases of back-to-school items where Missouri's retail sales tax is charged.

The Southeast Missourian reports that Cape Girardeau County also is taking part in the tax holiday, saving customers another 1% in sales tax this weekend.

Information from: Southeast Missourian, http://www.semissourian.com

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