This weekend is the time to buy school supplies even if you haven’t gone to school for decades. The tenth annual school supplies sales tax holiday starts Friday and goes through Sunday. The state sales tax will not be charged on specific purchases. Although the state sales tax won’t be charged, more than 200 cities and counties will continue to collect their local sales taxes.
But Revenue department spokesman Michelle Gleba says some school supplies are not included—no refrigerator for the college dorm room, for example. “But if you wait until Spring and take advantage of our Green Sales Tax holiday, that might be a good time to do that,” she says.
A comprehensive list of what is eligible for the sales tax exemption is on the revenue department’s web page. And here’s a list of the places where local sales taxes will still be collected, although the state sales tax won’t be.
160 COMMUNITIES THAT ARE NOT TAKING PART IN THE HOLIDAY:
Alton, Ash Grove, Ashland, Battlefield, Bellerive Acres, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Black Jack, Blackwater, Bland, Bloomfield, Bolivar, Boonville, Branson, Brentwood. Bridgeton, Byrnes Mill, Cabool , California, Camdenton, Canton, Carl Junction, Carthage, Cassville, Centertown, Chamois, Charlack, Chillicothe, Claycomo, Clayton, Collins, Columbia, Cool Valley, Crystal City, Des Peres, Desloge, DeSoto, Doniphan, Edmundson, Eldon, Eldorado Springs, Ellisville, Ellsinore, Elsberry, Everton, Fair Grove, Farmington, Fayette, Fenton, Ferguson, Festus, Flint Hill, Freeman, Fremont Hills, Frontenac, Fulton, Garden City, Gerald, Glasgow, Granby, Grandin, Grant City, Green City, Greendale, Halfway, Hartville, Hawk Point, Hayti, Higginsville, Hollister, Holts Summit, Houston, Ironton, Jane, Jefferson City, Joplin, Kennett, Kingdom City, Kirkwood, Koshkonong, Ladue, Laurie, Leadington, Liberal, Licking, Loma Linda, Malden, Manchester, Maplewood, Marble Hill, Marceline, Marlborough Village, Marshfield, Marthasville, Merriam Woods Village, Meta, Moberly, Montgomery City, Moscow Mills, Mount Vernon, Mountain Grove, Naylor, Neosho , New Haven, New Madrid, New Melle, Nixa, Noel, Norborne, North Kansas City, Northwoods, Oakland, Osage Beach, Overland , Owensville, Ozark, Palmyra, Paris, Pattonsburg, Peculiar, Pevely, Platte Woods, Poplar Bluff, Purdy, Qulin, Reeds Spring, Richmond Heights, Riverside, Rock Hill, Rockaway Beach, Savannah, Sedalia, Seligman, Shelbina, Shrewsbury, Skidmore, Smithton, Smithville, Springfield, St Ann, St Elizabeth, St Mary, St Peters, Ste Genevieve, Stockton, Sugar Creek, Taos, Thayer, Town & Country, Trenton, Twin Oaks, University City, Urich, Vandalia, Velda, Walnut Grove, Warson Woods, Washburn, Waynesville, Webster Groves, West Plains, Willard. Willow Springs
FORTY-NINE COUNTIES HAVE OPTED OUT OF THE HOLIDAY:
Audrain, Barry, Benton, Bollinger, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Carroll, Cedar, Christian, Clinton, Cole, Cooper, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Grundy, Henry, Howard, Howell, Iron, Jasper, Lawrence, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Moniteau, Morgan, Newton, Oregon, Osage, Ozark, Phelps, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Ray, Reynolds, Saline, Shelby, St. Francois, Ste Genevieve, Stoddard, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster, Wright