Missouri Sales Tax Holiday 2016

Missouri Sales Tax Holiday 2016

By Missouri state law, the sales tax holiday begins on the first Friday in August and continues through the following Sunday. In 2016, the three-day holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 7. 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. Missouri Sales Tax Holiday 2016.

Missouri Sales Tax Holiday 2016Missouri Department of Revenue created the “Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday” beginning in 2009, during a seven day period starting on April 19th and ending April 25th, 2016, sales of qualifying Energy Star certified new appliances will be exempt from state sales tax. Local jurisdictions can choose to participate in the Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday. tax free weekend april 2016 missouri

Missouri Tax Free Weekend, August 5-7, 2016

Starting today, shoppers will be out in droves to purchase everything from pencil cases to laptops during the annual Missouri tax-free weekend. Here’s what you need to know before you start shopping:

  1. The sales tax exemption is limited to the following:
  • Any article of clothing, including footwear, with a taxable value of $100 or less. This does not include accessories such as jewelry or handbags.
  • School supplies not to exceed $50 per purchase
  • Computer software with a taxable value of $350 or less
  • Personal computers less than $3,500
  • Computer peripheral devices less than $3,500
  1. The holiday lasts from 12:01 a.m. on Friday through midnight on Sunday.
  2. Not all local cities are participating, including Brentwood, Clayton, Des Peres, Frontenac, Kirkwood, Ladue, Maplewood, Richmond Heights, University City, and Webster Groves.
  3. You cannot put items on layaway during the weekend and pay for it later tax-free. You have to pay for the items during the tax-free holiday to get the exemption.
  4. You can shop for tax-free items at both St. Louis Premium Outlets and Taubman Prestige Outlets in Chesterfield. Taubman Prestige Outlets will also feature live music and entertainment throughout the weekend.

  5. If a customer purchases an eligible item during a sales tax holiday, but later exchanges the item for another eligible item of equal or less value, no tax is due even if the exchange is made after the sales tax holiday.

  6. Items purchased over the Internet from Missouri businesses during the tax-free weekend qualify, even if delivery occurs after the holiday.

  7. You do not need to be a Missouri resident to purchase tax-exempt items.

  8. Retailers with less than two percent of their merchandise included in the tax-free holiday do not have to participate, so to save yourself a trip, call places you plan to shop ahead of time to make sure they are participating.

  9. The tax holiday qualifies for personal-use items only, so, for example, you cannot buy computers for your business during the holiday.

For more information, visit the Missouri Department of Revenue’s website. More Missouri Sales Tax Holiday 2016.

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