Thursday, July 21, 2011

Back to School Sales Tax Holiday set for Aug. 5-7

The message to shop local continues to be sent to the Rolla community after the Rolla City Council approved the State “Back to School Sales Tax Holiday” in April 2009 for the first weekend in August, which this year falls between Friday, Aug. 5 and Sunday, Aug. 7. 
As stated in the ordinance to ‘opt in’ to the Back to School Sales Tax Holiday, the sales tax holiday (City tax savings of 2.5% and State tax savings of 4.225%)  is intended to provide tax relief to families with children attending school by exempting the sales tax on clothing, personal computers, certain computer software, and school supplies. The sale officially begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, and ends at midnight on Sunday, Aug. 7. 
The Back to School Sales Tax Holiday was first established in 2004 by the Missouri State Legislature when the legislature passed Senate Bill 11.

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