Missouri’s tax-free weekend: Slashing sales tax draws eager shoppers

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Tax free weekend in Missouri is in full swing and a lot of shoppers are already out trying to snag the latest deals.

Tax won’t be charged on clothes or shoes under a $100. That’s why it’s so busy at Plato’s Closet, a trendy second-hand store. Shoppers are trading in old closets for “new-to-me” clothes.

There’s also no tax for school supplies not exceeding $50 per purchase.

But the biggest savings have to be the computers. There’s a cap at $3,500.

Check this link for all the items included in the Salex Tax Holiday - http://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/school/

“Everything adds up. Anything we can save adds up and helps,” says Jaime Heckadon who is buying clothes for her freshman daughter.

Shoppers have until Sunday before the tax break ends.

State sales tax is waived everywhere, but there are municipalities that aren’t waving local sales tax. Check this website: http://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/school/cities.php