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Sales tax holiday on tap this weekend

Sales tax holiday on tap this weekend

August 2nd, 2018 by News Tribune in Local News

This photo taken July 3, 2014 shows a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet computer and a pen to precisely write on its touchscreen, posed for a photo on a bench in a Microsoft design lab in Redmond, Wash. Back-to-school shoppers in Missouri will pay less in sales tax on computers and other school-related supplies over the weekend, thanks to the state's annual sales tax holiday.

Photo by The Associated Press /Fulton Sun.

Once again, Missouri's sales tax holiday will take place this weekend.

From 12:01 a.m. Friday through midnight Sunday, the state's 4.225 percent sales tax will not be collected on sales of items like clothing, school supplies and computers that qualify as back-to-school purchases.

Several Mid-Missouri cities and counties, though, including Jefferson City and Cole and Callaway counties, do not participate in the sales tax holiday — meaning local sales taxes will be enforced.

Other Mid-Missouri counties not participating in the tax-free weekend include Moniteau, Morgan and Osage. Local sales taxes also will be charged in Centertown, Holts Summit, California, Eldon, Taos, Chamois, Meta, St. Elizabeth, Owensville, Osage Beach, Bland, Camdenton, Laurie, Sedalia, Boonville and Kingdom City.

Columbia, Ashland and Boone County will also not participate in the tax-free weekend.

The following items are exempt from Missouri's sales tax Friday through Sunday, according to the Missouri Department of Revenue:

Clothing — any article with 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 $1,500.

Computer peripheral devices — not to exceed $1,500.

Graphing calculators — not to exceed $150.

More information is available at dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/school/.