Missouri sales tax holiday Aug. 2-4 for school supplies, clothes

August 2, 2013 

Parents starting back to school shopping will want to remember Missouri’s annual sales tax holiday starts today.

The sales-tax holiday Aug. 2 -4 removes state sales tax on certain purchases including school supplies, personal computers and some clothing, according to the Missouri Department of Revenue.

State sales tax will not be charged for:

Clothing that does not have a value of more than $100, footwear or material to make school uniforms or other school clothing, but not accessories such as watches, jewelery, handbags, kerchiefs, umbrellas, scarves, ties, headbands and buckles.

School supplies not exceeding $50 per purchase, for standard classroom purposes, such as textbooks, notebooks, pens or pencils, art supplies, book bags or backpacks, handheld calculators, maps and globes. It doesn’t include CD players, portable telephones, sporting equipment, copiers or office equipment.

Personal computers and peripheral devices less than $3,500 and computer software less than $350.

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