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Missouri shoppers take part in tax-free weekend

The annual "Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday" kicked off in Missouri on Friday. (KTVO/Ashley Hoak)

Many across the Heartland are using this weekend to gear up for back-to-school.

The annual "Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday" kicked off in Missouri on Friday.

Adair County has been participating in the holiday since 2008.

Certain purchases, like clothing, school supplies and computers are exempt from sales tax.

KTVO made a stop at one Kirksville store to learn more about the importance of the tax-free weekend.

"It helps our customers out and our local families out by allowing them to make purchases they have to make for back-to-school supplies and clothing, without paying the taxes on it," said Kirksville J.C. Penney Store Manager Janet Gremaud.

With this tax-free weekend come a few questions: What if you're not able to get to the stores in person?

"The great thing is if you are in a smaller community like ours, you can still get everything that you want through local stores online and have it delivered for free shipping, and take advantage of the taxes and extended selection online."

Once you're in the store or online, shoppers have many products to choose from.

KTVO was curious on what some of the trends are for those heading to school in the fall.

"One of the biggest ones we have is the destructed denim, of course. That's a big thing. We have a lot of fun boots still going into the fall season, fun colors and all the athletic shoes. We also have an anti-bullying campaign."

In the Show-Me-State, the holiday will come to a close on Sunday.

Iowa had a similar tax-free holiday which ended on Saturday.

All businesses open in participating counties and cities are required to take part in the tax-free holiday.

To learn more about the "Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday" click here.


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