Missouri citizens can save money on qualified appliances during Missouri’s Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday.
The fourth annual event began Thursday and continues through Wednesday, April 25. People who purchase new ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances in Missouri during the holiday will save at least 4.225 percent off the purchase. The reduced price represents the elimination of the state’s sales tax from the purchase.
The actual purchase of the appliance must take place during the holiday for the sales tax savings to be realized. Any qualified appliance must have the ENERGY STAR® label on it. ENERGY STAR®-labeled appliances that qualify for the sales tax exemption are:
The sales tax exemption only applies to the first $1,500 on each appliance. If an appliance costs more than $1,500, the regular sales tax rate is in effect for any of the purchase price above $1,500.
Examples of appliances NOT eligible for the sales tax exemption are clothes dryers, trash compactors, conventional ovens, ranges and stoves. Lighting fixtures, office equipment, televisions, and other non-appliance ENERGY STAR®-labeled products are also not eligible for the sales tax exemption.
Out-of-state purchasers can also benefit the from sales tax holiday by shopping in Missouri.