Missouri Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday 2015

by Robyn Wright on July 26, 2015

in St. Louis

Missouri Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday 2015

Here is Missouri our schools tend to start back for the new school year in mid-August. Early I know compared to many other states, but that’s the way it is. To help families save a bit of money on back-to-school shopping, Missouri has a sales tax holiday each year. This year the tax holiday runs August 7-9, 2015. Even if you don’t have a student you can still take advantage of these savings on certain items during this weekend. Since this is not part of school districts, homeschoolers can also take advantage of all of these savings!

Missouri Sales Tax Exemption Items

  • 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

 

The holiday is a state event but many counties and cities also participate. You can find the list of cities, counties, and districts that are not participating on the Missouri government website. Be sure to check it out before you go shopping. If you are in a major metro area, like St. Louis or Kansas City, it can make a big difference to find out which are participating or not. You might not have the no-tax benefit in one city but just a few miles down the road you will. For instance, I live in St. Charles city, which does participate, but my neighboring city of St. Peters does not participate. I usually go to the Target in St. Peters but I won’t during the sales tax holiday weekend.

Do you take advantage of the sales tax holiday in Missouri or the state you live in? How much money do you save with it?

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1 Susan Smith July 26, 2015 at 10:22 am

I live in Kansas but every year we cross the border into Kansas City to take advantage of the No Tax Weekend to buy school supplies for my children.
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2 Robyn Wright July 26, 2015 at 5:57 pm

awesome that you live close enough to hop over the border!

3 tannawings July 27, 2015 at 1:37 am

Our little town actually does have the tax free weekend and I know in the past it sure helped in getting school supplies. It is a mad house though in most stores!

4 Julie Wood July 27, 2015 at 1:52 pm

We do not have anything like this where I live. What a great way to save on school items by not having to pay tax!

5 monique July 29, 2015 at 9:09 am

I love the tax-free holiday. Even though my kids are homeschooled, I still take advantage of it. Last year, it saved me almost $100! I purchased all the supplies we needed for the whole year! I love the huge savings.

6 PinkLacedPoppy July 31, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Honestly I’ve never taken advantage of it. But I got clothes for my daughter and still have son to take care of. So I may!

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