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Back-to-school sales tax holiday starts in Missouri


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:

  • Boone
  • Cole
  • Audrain
  • Callaway
  • Howard
  • Moniteau
  • Morgan
  • Osage
  • Phelps
  • Pulaski

Several Mid-Missouri cities have also opted out of the sales tax holiday:

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.

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