Parents wanting to save a few dollars on back-to-school shopping over the upcoming “sales tax holiday” might need to do a little research before heading out to the stores. That’s according to the Missouri Department of Revenue which says there are 160 cities and 49 counties, statewide, that have opted out of the “sales tax holiday” and will continue to collect their share during the three-day event. The holiday, which begins at 12:01 this Friday morning and runs through 11:59 Sunday night, waives taxes up to certain amounts on school-related purchases such as clothing, various supplies and computers. Here in the Lake Area, Camden and Morgan Counties are opting out of honoring the “sales tax holiday.” Also opting out are the cities of Osage Beach, Eldon, Camdenton, Laurie and St. Elizabeth.
ADDED NOTE: A quick trip up to Jeff City for back-to-supply supplies will do no good with the city AND Cole County also opting out of honoring the “sales tax holiday.”