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April 19, 2013

Green Sales Tax Holiday (April 19-25) Means Savings on Energy-Efficient Appliances

JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri's fifth annual Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday, which provides shoppers in Missouri the opportunity to save on energy-efficient appliances, begins today, Friday, April 19, and runs through Thursday, April 25.

People who purchase new ENERGY STAR®-qualified appliances in Missouri during the holiday will save a minimum of 4.225 percent off their purchase.  The reduced price represents the elimination of the state's sales tax from the purchase.

ENERGY STAR®-labeled appliances that qualify for the sales tax exemption are: 

*Clothes washers
*Refrigerators
*Freezers
*Dishwashers
*Water heaters
*Furnaces
*Air conditioners
*Heat pumps

More information about the ENERGY STAR® program can be obtained at http://www.energystar.gov/.

Many local governmental entities have also opted to participate in the holiday.  This means qualified purchases in those areas will be exempt not just from the state sales tax, but also city, county and special district sales taxes.  Eleven counties, 51 cities and 18 special districts have opted to participate in the holiday.  The participating entities can be found at http://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/green/.  

For more information on the Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday, please visit http://dor.mo.gov/tax/business/sales/taxholiday/green/faq.htm.

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