Back to School Sales Tax Holiday
By state law, the sales tax holiday begins on the first Friday in August and continues through the following Sunday. Certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing, school supplies, computers, and other items as defined by the statute, are exempt from sales tax for this time period only.
In 2020, the Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 7, and runs through Sunday, August 9.
Information for cities, counties, and districts not participating in the 2020 Sales Tax Holiday, 2020 Rate Tables, and 2020 Rate Cards will be updated and posted prior to the start of the 2020 Sales Tax Holiday event.
Tax Holiday Information
The Department of Revenue will no longer send out courtesy rate notification letters for the Back to School Sales Tax Holiday, Show me Green Sales Tax Holiday, or the Quarterly Rate Notification Changes to inform taxpayers within your taxing jurisdiction of a rate change.
Information concerning the rate change, including the new rate, and access to the sales and use tax rate table is available on the Department’s website at dor.mo.gov/business/sales/, under the “Sales/Use Tax Rates” section.
The Department encourages customers to file their business tax returns through their MyTax Missouri Portal account online. The correct rates will be provided on the electronic return for each location. If you do not have an account, visit https://mytax.mo.gov and select ‘create an account’ on the main login page. If you choose not to obtain a MyTax Missouri account, you may still file your sales and use tax returns electronically as a guest.
Cities, Counties, and Districts that Elected Not to Participate
- List of cities that elected not to participate in the 2020 Tax Holiday.
- List of counties that elected not to participate in the 2020 Tax Holiday.
- List of districts that elected not to participate in the 2020 Tax Holiday.
2020 Rate Tables
- Tax Holiday Rate Tables - 08/07/20 - 08/09/20 - PDF
- Tax Holiday Rate Tables - 08/07/20 - 08/09/20 - XLS
2020 Rate Cards
- Print a Back to School Sales Tax Holiday Rate Card
(If you do not know the tax rate for your location(s) access the rate tables above.)
For questions regarding the Back to School Sales Tax Holiday, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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