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Republic to recognize state's sales tax holiday

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Republic is the lone Springfield area city to opt in to the state’s sales tax holiday on energy-efficient appliance purchases, according to the Missouri Department of Revenue. The department’s third annual Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday waives the state’s 4.225 percent sales tax for consumers who buy Energy Star-rated appliances April 19–25.

Nine counties, 43 cities and 14 special districts have opted to participate in the holiday, making purchases in those communities also exempt from local taxes.

In a separate news release, Republic officials said they opted to waive the city’s 7.725 percent sales tax rate to help area citizens save money and to boost business sales. “Republic recognizes that these are tough economic times and saving money is important to everyone,” the release said.

Energy Star-qualified appliances for the sales tax holiday are clothes washers, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners and heat pumps. Appliances not eligible are clothes dryers, trash compactors, conventional ovens, ranges and stoves, lighting fixtures, office equipment and home electronics.

Sales tax exemptions apply to the first $1,500 on each appliance purchased.

The participating counties are Adair, Cass, Gasconade, Johnson, Macon, Moniteau, Nodaway, Ste. Genevieve and Washington.

The participating cities are Airport Drive, Belton, Bethany, Bowling Green, Brookfield, Butler, Cottleville, Desloge, Dexter, Fenton, Fredericktown, Gladstone, Hannibal, Hazelwood, Hillsboro, Ironton, Jackson, Kahoka, Kansas City, Kirksville, Lee’s Summit, Lexington, Macon, Maryville, Memphis, Osceola, Overland, Park Hills, Perryville, Platte City, Raymore, Republic, Rock Hill, Rock Port, Salisbury, St. Charles, St. Elizabeth, Ste. Genevieve, Sunset Hills, Tarkio, Town & Country, Union and Washington.

The participating special districts include transportation development and community improvement districts.

Last year, Republic and Aurora were among 51 participating cities.

The Revenue Department also runs an annual back-to-school sales tax holiday in August.[[In-content Ad]]

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