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April 16, 2010

Appliance Sales Tax Holiday to Begin April 19

Missouri's Second Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday will take place Monday, April 19 through Sunday, April 25.

People who purchase new ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances in Missouri during the holiday will save at least 4.225 percent off the purchase.  The reduced price represents the elimination of the state's sales tax from the purchase. 

Several local governmental entities have also opted to participate in the holiday.  This means that some purchases will be exempt not just from the state sales tax, but also city, county and special district sales taxes.  Eight counties, 51 cities and 12 special districts (all listed below) have opted to participate in the holiday.

The Department of Natural Resources is working with the U.S. Department of Energy to distribute rebates to Missourians who purchase selected ENERGY STAR® appliances.  The program is also scheduled to begin April 19.  For more information on this program, go to http://www.dnr.mo.gov/transform/energizemissourirebate.htm.

The actual purchase of the appliance must take place during the sales tax holiday for the sales tax savings to be realized.  Any qualified appliance must have the ENERGY STAR® label on it.  ENERGY STAR®-labeled appliances that qualify for the sales tax exemption are:

          *Clothes washers
          *Water heaters
          *Air conditioners
          *Heat pumps

The sales tax exemption only applies to the first $1,500 on each appliance. If an appliance costs more than $1,500, the regular sales tax rate is in effect for any of the purchase price above $1,500.

Examples of appliances NOT eligible for the sales tax exemption are clothes dryers, trash compactors, conventional ovens, ranges and stoves. Lighting fixtures, office equipment, home electronics and other non-appliance ENERGY STAR®-labeled products are also not eligible for the sales tax exemption.

Out-of-state purchasers can benefit from sales tax holiday by shopping in cities that lie on the state's border.

Counties that will waive their county sales taxes on qualified purchases are:  Adair, Cass, Gasconade, Johnson, Macon, Pettis, Ste. Genevieve and Washington.

Participating cities are:  Airport Drive, Arnold, Aurora, Belton, Bethany, Bowling Green, Brookfield, Butler, Cottleville, Desloge, Dexter, Fenton, Fredericktown, Fulton, Gladstone, Hannibal, Hazelwood, Hermann, Hillsboro, Ironton, Jackson, Kahoka, Kirksville, Lee's Summit, Lexington, Macon, Maryville, Memphis, Oak Grove, Osceola, Park Hills, Perryville, Platte City, Potosi, Raymore, Republic, Richmond, Rock Hill, Rock Port, Rolla, Salem, Salisbury, St. Elizabeth, Ste. Genevieve, Sunset Hills, Tarkio, Town & Country, Union, Warrensburg, Washington and Willow Springs.

Participating districts are:  Antioch Center Community Improvement District (CID) (Kansas City), Belton Town Centre Transportation Development District (TDD), Central Jackson (County) Fire Protection District, Columbia Mall TDD, Douglas Square TDD (Lee's Summit), Douglas Station TDD (Lee's Summit), Hawthorne Development TDD (Warrensburg), Raintree Lake Village TDD (Lee's Summit), Richardson Crossing CID (Arnold), Strother Interchange TDD (Lee's Summit), Town Plaza CID (Cape Girardeau) and U.S. Highway 65 & Truman Dam Access Road TDD (Warsaw).

Frequently asked questions about the Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday are answered at http://dor.mo.gov/tax/business/sales/taxholiday/green/faq.htm.