Missouri’s annual back-to-sales tax holiday this year begins at midnight on Friday, August 4th, and will run through midnight on Sunday, August 6th. During this time, certain back-to-school purchases such as school supplies, computers, clothing, and other qualifying items as defined by state statute are exempt from all state and local sales tax. Specifically, items that qualify include:
– Clothing that does not have a taxable value of more than $100
– School supplies, not exceeding $50 per purchase, that are used in a standard classroom for educational purposes
– Personal computers that do not cost more than $1,500 and computer peripheral devices, such as disk drives, memory modules, or CD drives, that also do not cost more than $1,500
Anyone who makes a qualified purchase may participate in the holiday. There is no need to be a Missouri resident or a student to save during the holiday. New this year, in addition to the state sales tax, local sales tax will also be waived in all cities, counties, and special tax districts. For more information, visit the Department of Revenue’s website at dor.mo.gov.