Tax-free weekends in the Heartland

Tax-free weekends in the Heartland

(KFVS) - Tax-free weekends have become a staple for parents preparing for back to school.

It’s when certain items can be bought without a sales tax being charged.

Missouri

In Missouri, the sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 7 and ends Sunday, August 9.

Some cities, counties and districts elected to not participate.

Some that are not participating in the Heartland include:

  • Bloomfield
  • Bollinger County
  • Cape Girardeau
  • Doniphan
  • Farmington
  • Iron County
  • Ironton
  • Marble Hill
  • Naylor
  • New Madrid
  • Poplar Bluff
  • Qulin
  • Randolph County Ambulance District
  • St. Francois Ambulance District
  • Ste. Genevieve
  • Ste. Genevieve County
  • Stoddard County

Illinois

Not participating in 2020.

Kentucky

Not participating in 2020.

Tennessee

For this year only, the Tennessee General Assembly approved two separate sales tax holiday weekends.

The first one focuses on clothing and other back-to-school items. It starts at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 31 and ends Sunday, August 2 at 11:59 p.m. Clothing, school supplies and computers/electronics can be bought tax-free, with some restrictions.

The second tax-free holiday weekend focuses on restaurant sales. It begins at 12:01 a.m. on August 7 and ends Sunday, August 9 at 11:59 p.m.

During this time, the retail sale of food and drinks by restaurants is exempt from sales tax.

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