(KMOV) – The annual sales tax holiday could be a little harder to find in Missouri since more communities are saying ‘no’ to participating and deciding to collect those taxes.
The sales tax free holiday runs August 5 until August 7 and News 4 has found out that 169 Missouri communities including Brentwood, Clayton, Des Peres and Richmond Heights won’t be participating in the holiday.
Chesterfield is one of the communities that will be participating in the tax free holiday to attract more visitors to their shops and restaurants.
Depending on the local tax rate, if you shop in a participating city, you could save 8 to 10% on qualified purchases, including clothes, computers and school supplies.
Although it is technically called the "Back to School Sales Tax Holiday", you don't have to be a student or a Missouri resident to participate.
Here is a link to the list of CITIES opting out: http://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/school/cities.php
Here is a link to the list of COUNTIES opting out: http://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/school/counties.php
Here is a link to the SPECIAL DISTRICTS opting out: http://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/school/districts.php