It’s time for the Missouri back-to-school sales tax holiday.
The upcoming school year is going to be like no other. In some cases, parents and school officials may still be deciding how the experience is going to play out in their district.
Regardless of how things happen, parents can always use a break on the cost of necessary items for kids. Here’s the scoop on the Missouri back-to-school sales tax holiday.
From Friday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, certain back-to-school purchases such as clothing, school supplies, computers, and other items are exempt from state and local sales tax (city sales tax will only be waived in participating cities.).
These item’s are exempt from state and local sales tax during this “holiday”:
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 $1,500
Computer peripheral devices – not to exceed $1,500
Graphing calculators – not to exceed $150
Find out which cities, counties and districts are not participating on the Missouri Department of Revenue website.
Got questions? You may find the answers here: Frequently Asked Questions.
Wondering about sales tax holidays in Kansas? There aren’t any, at least not during 2020. So if you live in a neighboring county (Johnson, Wyandotte, Douglas, etc.) and you’re looking to do some major back-to-school shopping it might be worth your while to hop across the state line.