August 5-7, and what qualifies

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Teachers and families are gearing up to go back to school. That means it’s also time for Missouri’s tax-free weekend.

The holiday on state sales tax begins at 12:01 am on Friday August 5 and runs through Sunday August 7.

That doesn’t mean the buyer won’t pay sales tax.

tax free weekend

You don’t have to be a Missouri resident to purchase items as long as they are tax exempt.

The country waived the amount of tax collected on purchases during those three days.

There is also a county sales tax and a city sales tax.

Most counties on the Missouri side of the metro also take part in the tax-free weekend. Several dozen counties have decided they won’t waive their county sales tax this weekend. List of regency where shoppers will still be required to pay county sales tax can be found in Missouri Department of Revenue’s website.

List of Cities which will not participate in the tax-free weekend can also be found in Missouri Department of Revenue’s website.

What are the Qualifications

  • wardrobe – any article with a taxable value of $100 or less
    • Items not included:
      • timepiece
      • Watch strap
      • Jewelry
      • Hand bag
      • handkerchief
      • Umbrella-umbrella
      • Scarves, ties, headbands, or belt buckles
  • School supplies – does not exceed $50 per purchase
    • Items not included:
      • timepiece
      • Radio
      • CD player
      • hEADPHONES
      • Sports equipment
      • Portable or desktop phone
  • computer software – taxable value of $350 or less
  • personal computer – does not exceed $1,500
  • Computer peripheral devices – does not exceed $1,500
  • graphing calculator – does not exceed $150

Online sales

If the item meets the above qualifications and is shipped to a Missouri address, state sales tax will be waived. Transactions must be completed during the tax holiday, but can be delivered after the sales tax holiday.

The holiday sales tax threshold includes mandatory shipping and handling costs as part of the total purchase price of holiday-related goods.

Another question

Missouri’s Department of Revenue have answers to other frequently asked questions already available online.

Kansas does not have a sales-tax holiday.

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