Shoppers in and around the State of Missouri will be doing their school shopping August 3, 4 and 5 in 2018 during the state tax holiday, which eliminates state sales tax for various items. Some cities and counties across the state have increased their chance to pull in more customers by eliminating local taxes as well on the already approved items which include school supplies, computers and some types of clothing.
There are several items listed that can be purchased tax free, which are unrelated to going back to school including things like diapers.
Also, limits have been set on maximum prices of certain items. For example, the cap on a tax free computer purchase has been set at $1,500. The cap on a single school supply item has been set at $50 with the cap for a graphing calculator set at $150. The price of a single article of tax exempt clothing may not exceed $100 to qualify for the tax free purchase. Click here to see which items are included in the tax free holiday and what the spending limits on those individual items are.
According to information released by the Missouri Department of Revenue, by state law, the sales tax holiday begins on the first Friday in August and continues through the following Sunday. Certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing, school supplies, computers, and other items as defined by the statute, are exempt from sales tax for this time period only.
In 2018, the Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 3, and runs through Sunday, August 5.
Information for cities, counties, and districts not participating in the 2018 Sales Tax Holiday, 2018 Rate Tables, and 2018 Rate Cards will be updated and posted prior to the start of the 2018 Sales Tax Holiday event on the Missouri Department of Revenue website.