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Shop tax free for back to school

School supplies

During the weekend of Aug. 6-8, shoppers will have a little extra incentive to purchase locally for all their back-to-school needs as Missouri rolls out its annual tax free holiday.

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The Dream Team: Students, teachers and parents

You’ve packed the backpack, picked out first-day-of-school clothes and talked about before- and after-school routines and activities. Now, it’s all up to the teachers, right? Actually, the true recipe for academic success is one part educator, one part parents and one part student, with each contributor doing his or her part.

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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday runs Aug. 1-3

Back-to-school shoppers will want to mark their calendars for Missouri’s annual, three-day Back to School Sales Tax Holiday, which this year will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 and continue through Sunday, Aug. 3. During that time period, consumers will not be charged the state sales tax of 4.225 percent on certain back-to-school purchases. Clothing, school supplies, computer software, personal computers and computer peripheral devices are included in the tax-exempted items. Specifically, Missouri statute defines those items as follows: • Clothing is defined as “any article of wearing apparel, including footwear, intended to be worn on or about ...

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