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August 03, 2011

Department of Revenue Reminds Consumers About This Weekend's Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Missouri's Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday, Aug. 5, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 7.

People making qualified purchases will not have to pay the state's 4.225 percent sales tax.  City, county and other special district sales taxes will also be waived if those entities are participating in the holiday.

In general, qualified items include clothing less than $100, school supplies not exceeding a total of $50 per purchase, and computers and computer accessories less than $3,500.

Detailed information about the holiday can be accessed at http://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/school/, which includes a short video about the holiday.