ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Missouri`s tax free weekend started at 12:01 this morning and runs till midnight Sunday. That means no MO state sales tax, which sit at just over 4%. Some municipalities like Brentwood, Kirkwood and Clayton to name a few won't cut their local taxes. But in at the mall Chesterfield you won't pay local or state taxes and that`s good news for shoppers.
At Laurie`s Shoes the fourth generation family owned business brought out the balloons for the kids and valet parking and personal service for the adults. Smart shoppers and mindful moms were taking advantage of the back to school bargains.
Some communities opted out meaning you still have to pay city sales tax. But this business is eating that cost to get the return customers.
"We offer everything tax free," says Mark Waldman, President Laurie`s Shoes. "We pay the taxes to the government on everything. But we offer to our customer`s tax free for men`s, women`s and kids."
"We've learned what places to go and win," says a smiling Karen Reed. "Because you can save up to 40 to 50% on shopping spree. It`s a big deal."
The deals really apply to clothing, any article under 100 dollars and personal computers under $3,500. Check individual stores by calling ahead to see who is offering both state and local tax free bargains.