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Missouri’s back-to-school sales tax holiday begins Friday


Missouri's annual back to school sales tax holiday began at midnight Friday, Aug. 4. For the first time, local counties can no longer opt out of the local sales tax. This means that from Aug. 4 to Sunday Aug. 6 at midnight qualifying items will not have state or local sales tax.

Sales tax will not be charged on the following items.

Clothing that does not have a taxable value of more than $100. This includes shoes, and disposable diapers. 

School supplies no more than 50 dollars per purchase. This includes graphing calculators that do not have a taxable value of more than 150 dollars and computer software that does not have a taxable value of 350 dollars. 

Personal computers that do not cost more than $1,500 and computer accessories that do not cost more than $1,5000. A personal computer can be a laptop, desktop or tower computer system. Computer accessories include mouses, speakers, and printers. 

Anyone making a qualified purchase can participate in the holiday. You do not have to be a Missouri resident or a student to participate and save. 

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