NFIB State Director Brad Jones says this weekend’s sales tax holiday on clothing, school supplies, and computers will be a shot in the arm for many small businesses.
“A lot of stores, including small, locally-owned businesses, are having back-to-school sales,” Jones said. “When you combine those discounts with the sales tax holiday, you’re really going to put people in the mood to shop.” Missouri’s sales tax holiday begins Friday and ends Sunday.
NFIB, the state’s leading small-business association, is urging people to shop local and shop small this weekend, Jones said.
“You’ll see deals and merchandise you won’t find at the big chain stores,” Jones said. “Plus, when you support local businesses, you’re supporting your community. You’re supporting the employers who support our schools and local institutions and create jobs.” According to the latest figures from the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses employ 99.4% of Missouri’s private-sector workforce.
For details about Missouri’s sales tax holiday, visit the Department of Revenue’s website at https://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/school/faq.php.