By Missouri state law, a sales tax holiday for school items begins on the first Friday in August and continues through the following Sunday.
That means this coming weekend is the time to buy school clothing and supplies and not pay sales tax. It begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 and runs through Sunday. Communities around the area are allowed to opt out of the holiday and has done just that.
Just like last year, . The opt-out is the fourth straight year St. Peters has decided to not give up the revenue generated this weekend. According to the Suburban Journals, St. Peters Communications Director Lisa Bedian Communication said the city could lose between $250,000 and $300,000 without the tax.
St. Peters is not alone in opting-out.
Items eligible for the tax exemption include:
- Clothing — an article of clothing can’t exceed $100
- School supplies–up to $50 per purchase
- Personal computers and peripheral devices-$3,500 or less
- Computer software-$350 or less.
Click here for a complete list of qualified items.
School begins Wednesday, Aug. 8, in the Francis Howell School District. Classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 15 for students.