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Missouri sales tax holiday this weekend

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Certain purchases like clothing, school supplies and computers will be exempt from sales tax for the three days in Missouri for the back-to-school sales tax holiday August 5 through August 7.

The sales tax exemption is limited to:

  • Clothing – any article having a taxable value of $100 or less
  • School supplies – not to exceed $50 per purchase
  • Computer software – taxable value of $350 or less
  • Personal computers – not to exceed $3,500
  • Computer peripheral devices – not to exceed $3,500

Section 144.049, RSMo, defines items exempt during the sales tax holiday as

"Clothing" - any article of wearing apparel, including footwear, intended to be worn on or about the human body. The term shall include but not be limited to cloth and other material used to make school uniforms or other school clothing. Items normally sold in pairs shall not be separated to qualify for the exemption. The term shall not include watches, watchbands, jewelry, handbags, handkerchiefs, umbrellas, scarves, ties, headbands, or belt buckles.

"School supplies" - any item normally used by students in a standard classroom for educational purposes, including but not limited to, textbooks, notebooks, paper, writing instruments, crayons, art supplies, rulers, book bags, backpacks, handheld calculators, chalk, maps, and globes. The term shall not include watches, radios, CD players, headphones, sporting equipment, portable or desktop telephones, copiers or other office equipment, furniture, or fixtures. School supplies shall also include computer software having a taxable value of three hundred fifty dollars or less.

"Personal computers" - a laptop, desktop, or tower computer system which consists of a central processing unit, random access memory, a storage drive, a display monitor, and a keyboard and devices designed for use in conjunction with a personal computer, such as a disk drive, memory module, compact disk drive, daughterboard, digitalizer, microphone, modem, motherboard, mouse, multimedia speaker, printer, scanner, single-user hardware, single-user operating system, soundcard, or video card.

The following cities are not participating in the back-to-school sales tax holiday August 5 through August 7.  City sales tax in these locations will still be collected on the sale of qualifying holiday items, according to the Missouri Department of Revenue.

The highlighted cities are cities in southeast Missouri not participating in the sales tax holiday.

  • Alton
  • Ash Grove
  • Ashland
  • Aurora
  • Ballwin
  • Battlefield
  • Bellerive Acres
  • Berkeley
  • Beverly Hills
  • Black Jack
  • Blackwater
  • Bland
  • Bloomfield
  • Bolivar
  • Boonville
  • Branson
  • Brentwood
  • Bridgeton
  • Byrnes Mill
  • Cabool
  • California
  • Camdenton
  • Canton
  • Cape Girardeau
  • Carl Junction
  • Carthage
  • Cassville
  • Centertown
  • Chamois
  • Charlack
  • Chillicothe
  • Claycomo
  • Clayton
  • Clinton
  • Collins
  • Columbia
  • Cool Valley
  • Crystal City
  • Des Peres
  • Desloge
  • DeSoto
  • Doniphan
  • Edmundson
  • Eldon
  • Eldorado Springs
  • Ellisville
  • Ellsinore
  • Elsberry
  • Everton
  • Fair Grove
  • Farmington
  • Fayette
  • Fenton
  • Ferguson
  • Festus
  • Flint Hill
  • Freeman
  • Fremont Hills
  • Frontenac
  • Fulton
  • Garden City
  • Gerald
  • Glasgow
  • Granby
  • Grandin
  • Grant City
  • Green City
  • Greendale
  • Half Way
  • Hartville
  • Hawk Point
  • Hayti
  • Higginsville
  • Hollister
  • Holts Summit
  • Houston
  • Ironton
  • Jane
  • Jefferson City
  • Joplin
  • Kennett
  • Kingdom City
  • Kirkwood
  • Koshkonong
  • Ladue
  • Laurie
  • Leadington
  • Liberal
  • Licking
  • Loma Linda
  • Malden
  • Manchester
  • Maplewood
  • Marble Hill
  • Marceline
  • Marlborough Village
  • Marshfield
  • Marthasville
  • Merriam Woods Village
  • Meta
  • Moberly
  • Montgomery City
  • Moscow Mills
  • Mount Vernon
  • Mountain Grove
  • Mountain View
  • Naylor
  • Neosho
  • New Haven
  • New Madrid
  • New Melle
  • Nixa
  • Noel
  • Norborne
  • North Kansas City
  • Northwoods
  • Oakland
  • Osage Beach
  • Overland
  • Owensville
  • Ozark
  • Palmyra
  • Paris
  • Pattonsburg
  • Peculiar
  • Pevely
  • Platte Woods
  • Poplar Bluff
  • Purdy
  • Qulin
  • Reeds Spring
  • Richmond
  • Richmond Heights
  • Riverside
  • Rock Hill
  • Rockaway Beach
  • Savannah
  • Sedalia
  • Seligman
  • Shelbina
  • Shrewsbury
  • Skidmore
  • Smithton
  • Smithville
  • Springfield
  • St Ann
  • St Elizabeth
  • St Mary
  • St Peters
  • Ste Genevieve
  • Stockton
  • Sugar Creek
  • Taos
  • Thayer
  • Town & Country
  • Trenton
  • Twin Oaks
  • University City
  • Urich
  • Vandalia
  • Velda
  • Walnut Grove
  • Warson Woods
  • Washburn
  • Waynesville
  • Webster Groves
  • West Plains
  • Willard
  • Willow Springs

Below is the list of counties from the Missouri Department of Revenue that will not participate in the 2011 sales tax holiday. County sales tax in these locations will still be collected on the sale of qualifying holiday items.

The highlighted cities are counties in southeast Missouri not participating in the sales tax holiday.

  • Audrain
  • Barry
  • Benton
  • Bollinger
  • Boone
  • Callaway
  • Camden
  • Carroll
  • Cedar
  • Christian
  • Clinton
  • Cole
  • Cooper
  • Dade
  • Dallas
  • Greene
  • Grundy
  • Henry
  • Howard
  • Howell
  • Iron
  • Jasper
  • Lawrence
  • Linn
  • Livingston
  • Mercer
  • Moniteau
  • Morgan
  • Newton
  • Oregon
  • Osage
  • Ozark
  • Phelps
  • Pike
  • Polk
  • Pulaski
  • Putnam
  • Ray
  • Reynolds
  • Saline
  • Shelby
  • St. Francois
  • Ste Genevieve
  • Stoddard
  • Stone
  • Taney
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • Webster
  • Wright

Check out this list of districts not participating in the sales tax holiday.

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