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Sales Tax Holiday for Guns Proposed in Missouri


 A sales tax holiday for firearms has been proposed in Missouri.

As Seattle, Washington, prepares to levy a special gun violence tax, Missouri lawmakers are considering legislation that would create a one-day sales tax holiday for guns.

Rep. Jered Taylor has introduced House Bill 1901, which seeks to exempt from state and local sales taxes “all retail sales of any firearm during the Saturday after July fourth.” If enacted, it would take effect “each year beginning after December 31, 2016.”

As always when it comes to sales tax exemptions, there are proponents and opponents. Retired police officer and current gun salesman Greg Roeder thinks a sales tax holiday could help boost business, if only for one day. On the other hand, veteran and current university student Kasey Stanford doesn’t think that making guns more affordable will make the community any safer (KSPR).

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.