Back-to-school tax-free holiday weekend starts Friday. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Missouri Department of Revenue Communications Director Ted Farnen.

Ted Farnen

Press Release from the Missouri Department of Revenue:

Missouri’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday, Aug. 5, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 7.
People making qualified purchases will not have to pay the state’s 4.225 percent sales tax.  City, county and other special district sales taxes will also be waived if those entities are participating in the holiday.
In general, qualified items include clothing less than $100, school supplies not exceeding a total of $50 per purchase, and computers and computer accessories less than $3,500.
Detailed information about the holiday can be accessed at, which includes a short video about the holiday.