COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
Missouri started its back-to-school sales tax holiday Friday at 12:01 a.m.
The state's sales tax holiday for school supplies or related purchases runs through Sunday. Missouri's back-to-school sales tax exemption applies to state and local sales taxes for counties and cities that choose to participate.
Several counties in Mid-Missouri have chosen not to participate in the sales tax holiday.
Those counties include:
Several Mid-Missouri cities have also opted out of the sales tax holiday:
- Jefferson City
- Complete list
Missouri's sales tax rate (4.225%) will remain exempt for qualifying purchases in areas that chose not to participate in the sales tax holiday. The sales tax exemption is limited to certain back-to-school items.
Those purchases 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
A full list of eligible items can be found on the Missouri Department of Revenue's website.
Residents can also visit companies and businesses across the state offering various back-to-school deals such as Target, which offers multiple deals for students and teachers.
The company plans to give teachers the opportunity to save 15% on school supplies through Sept. 10, according to a press release.