COLUMBIA — For the fifth year, Columbia will be one of 107 Missouri cities opting out of the state's tax-free weekend coming up Friday through Sunday.
For shoppers, that means they still will be able to purchase back-to-school items - clothing, personal computers and school supplies - with a reduced tax.
By opting out, Columbia chooses to continue to collect local sales tax.
However, the state sales tax, which is about 4.2 percent , will be waived on purchases made this weekend.
This will be the fifth year that Missouri has participated in a sales tax holiday.
Surrounding cities also opting out are Ashland, Boonville, California, Fayette, Holts Summit, Jefferson City and Moberly.