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Missouri Back to School Sales Tax Holiday Benefits Community

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JOPLIN, MISSOURI -

The Missouri back to school sales tax holiday weekend that began Friday is coming to an end tonight, but that didn't stop shoppers from going out and taking advantage of the savings. Some shoppers say they wouldn't even have gone shopping this weekend had it not been for the savings.

"I deliberately came out this weekend just for the taxes, it enables me to get at least 25 percent more than what I've been getting,"
says Amy Hall.

Items that were tax exempt this weekend include clothing, school supplies, computer supplies, and graphing calculators. Even stores like Books-A-Million joined the sale. The sales tax weekend didn't just benefit Missourians, some shoppers like Tammie White even crossed state lines to get in on the deals. 

"We came from Jay, Oklahoma to come up here and participate in this which is about 60 miles and it means a lot because you save a lot of money for buying a computer that you don't have to pay taxes on. That's quite a bit, that adds up."

The sale ends at midnight on Sunday.

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