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Sikeston, Miner will take part in sales tax holiday

Thursday, July 21, 2011

scottw@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- Back-to-school shoppers will once again have the opportunity to save money on clothes, computers and school supplies at local stores.

The state's 8th Annual "Back-to-School" Sales Tax Holiday will take place from Aug. 5-7, according to the Missouri Department of Revenue.

"It's always the first Friday through the first Sunday in August," said Sikeston City Clerk Carroll Couch. "The city has participated since the inception. This year when the Council was asked they agreed to participate as usual."

Danielle Patrick, Miner's city clerk, confirmed her city is also participating once again.

The state's 4.225 percent sales tax will not be assessed on certain purchases during the Sales Tax Holiday. Local governments can either participate and not collect their local sales tax or can opt out.

"I appreciate the fact that both cities will participate in the sales tax holiday again this year," said Missy Marshall, executive director of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce.

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