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Save Some Money! Missouri Sales Tax Holiday this Weekend

KENNETT, MO (KAIT) -Missouri's annual sales tax holiday will be August 1, 2008, through midnight, August 3, 2008.

Items called "back to school supplies" can be purchased tax-free.  Items like clothing, school supplies, personal computers, and software are exempt from the 4.225 percent state sales tax.

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

A more detailed description of the exempt items according to Missouri statute....

"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.

Here's a list of Missouri cities opting out of the sales tax holiday.

  • Alton
  • Ashland
  • Ash Grove
  • Aurora
  • Ballwin
  • Battlefield
  • Bellerive Acres
  • Berkeley
  • Beverly Hills
  • Black Jack
  • Blackwater
  • Bland
  • Bloomfield
  • Bolivar
  • Boonville
  • Branson
  • Brentwood
  • Bridgeton
  • Byrnes Mill
  • Cabool
  • Camdenton
  • Cameron
  • California
  • Canton
  • Carl Junction
  • Carthage
  • Cassville
  • Centertown
  • Chamois
  • Charlack
  • Chillicothe
  • Clayton
  • Clinton
  • Collins
  • Columbia
  • Cool Valley
  • Cottleville
  • Crystal City
  • Des Peres
  • DeSoto
  • Desloge
  • Doniphan
  • Edmundson
  • Eldon
  • Eldorado Springs
  • Ellisville
  • Ellsinore
  • Elsberry
  • Everton
  • Fair Grove
  • Farmington
  • Fayette
  • Fenton
  • Ferguson
  • Festus
  • Flint Hill
  • Freeman
  • Freemont 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
  • Moscow Mills
  • Mountain Grove
  • Mountain View
  • Mount Vernon
  • Naylor
  • Neosho
  • New Haven
  • New Madrid
  • New Melle
  • Nixa
  • Noel
  • Norborne
  • North Kansas City
  • Northwoods
  • Oak Grove
  • Oakland
  • Osage Beach
  • Overland
  • Owensville
  • Ozark
  • Palmyra
  • Paris
  • Pattonsburg
  • Pevely
  • Platte City
  • Platte Woods
  • Poplar Bluff
  • Purdy
  • Qulin
  • Reeds Spring
  • Richmond
  • Richmond Heights
  • Riverside
  • Rockaway Beach
  • Rock Hill
  • Rolla
  • Savannah
  • Sedalia
  • Seligman
  • Shelbina
  • Shrewsbury
  • Skidmore
  • Smithton
  • Smithville
  • Springfield
  • St Ann
  • St Mary
  • St Peters
  • Ste Genevieve
  • Stockton
  • Sugar Creek
  • Taos
  • Thayer
  • Town & Country
  • Trenton
  • Twin Oaks
  • University City
  • Urich
  • Vandalia
  • Velda
  • Walnut Grove
  • Warson Wood
  • Washburn
  • Waynesville
  • Webster Grove
  • West Plains
  • Willard
  • Willow Springs

Below is the list of counties that will not participate in the 2008 sales tax holiday.

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

For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions section from the Missouri Department of Revenue online.

(KAIT Sister Station KFVS12 contributed to this Web article)

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