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April 18, 2012

Department of Revenue Reminds Citizens About Green Sales Tax Holiday

Missouri's fourth Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday will take place Thursday, April 19 through Wednesday, 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.  Eleven counties, 48 cities and 16 special districts have opted to participate in the holiday. The participating entities can be found at http://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/green/.

The actual purchase of the appliance must take place during the 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, televisions, and other non-appliance ENERGY STAR®-labeled products are also not eligible for the sales tax exemption.

Out-of-state purchasers can also benefit the from sales tax holiday by shopping in Missouri.

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


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