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Tax holiday info

Thursday, August 2, 2007

When: August 3-5

Who qualifies: All shoppers anywhere in the state of Missouri will qualify for the state exemption (4.225%). Shoppers in many cities and counties will also receive a local sales tax exemption, unless their local officials voted to "opt out" of the holiday.

What items are exempt: Clothing priced less than $100 per item: "Clothing" is defined as any article of wearing apparel, including footwear. "Clothing" does not include watches, watchbands, jewelry, handbags, handkerchiefs, umbrellas, scarves, ties, headbands, or belt buckles.

Personal computers priced at $3,500 or less: "Personal computers" include a laptop, desktop, or tower computer system which consists of a central processing unit, random access memory, a storage drive, a display monitor, and a keyboard and devices designed for use in conjunction with a personal computer, such as a disk drive, memory module, compact disk drive, daughter board, digitalizer, microphone, modem, motherboard, mouse, multimedia speaker, printer, scanner, single-user hardware, single-user operating system, soundcard, or video card.

School supplies less than $50 per purchase: "School supplies" include any item normally used by students in a standard classroom for educational purposes, including but not limited to, textbooks, notebooks, paper, writing instruments, crayons, art supplies, rulers, book bags, backpacks, handheld calculators, chalk, maps, and globes. The exemption does not include watches, radios, CD players, headphones, sporting equipment, portable or desktop telephones, copiers or other office equipment, furniture, or fixtures. The items do not have to be used for school, they only have to be items normally used by students in a standard classroom setting. Computer software having a taxable value of $350 or less