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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2012

Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday takes place April 19-25

Major appliance purchases exempt from sales tax

The City of Kansas City, Mo., encourages residents to save money, conserve energy and stimulate the economy by participating in Missouri’s Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday from April 19-25.

During this week, Energy Star qualified appliances purchased in the part of Kansas City, Mo., located in Jackson County will be exempt from state and city sales tax. In addition, purchases made in the portions of Kansas City, Mo., located in Clay, Platte and Cass counties will be exempt from city, state and county sales tax.

The tax holiday applies to Energy Star qualified appliances valued at $1,500 or less. If an appliance costs more than $1,500, the first $1,500 of the purchase price will be exempt from the applicable sales tax. Qualified appliances include the following:

• Clothes washers

• Water heaters

• Dishwashers

• Air Conditioners

• Furnaces

• Refrigerators

• Freezers

• Heat pumps

There are no limits on the number of appliances that can be purchased and all purchasers are eligible for the sales tax exemptions.

For more information on the Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday and answers to frequently asked questions, visit http://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/green/faq.php.

To view the list of participating cities, please visit http://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/green/cities.php.

To view the list of participating counties, please visit http://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/green/counties.php.

Media inquiries about the City’s Office of Environmental Quality should be directed to Dennis Murphey, chief environmental officer, at 816-513-3459.

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