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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday ends Sunday


Sunday is the last day for families to take advantage of the Back to School Sales Tax Holiday here in Missouri. The holiday for the state takes place every year, allowing families to save on school related items purchased during the first weekend of August.

Items included in the School Tax Free Holiday include:

  • Clothing - Any article having a taxable value of $100 or less
  • School supplies - Up to $50 per purchase
  • Computer software - Up to $350
  • Personal computers - Up to $1,500
  • Computer accessories - Up to $1,500
  • Graphing calculators - Up to $150

If you live in Chariton, Gasconade, Johnson, Macon, Maries, Miller, Monroe, Montgomery, Pettis, or Randolph county, you will be able to save on school supplies at your local stores.

Several cities including Jefferson city, Boonville, and Columbia, who haven't participated in the back to tax free weekend since 2014, have decided to not participate.

 According to Morning Consult, 36% of parents in the U.S. Surveyed say they can afford their kid's back-to-school shopping, which is down from 52% last year.

Since Friday, multiple back to school events, like Rock The Community and the Health fair at Derby Elementary School offered backpacks and along with other free school supplies have taken place to help families with their back to school needs.

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