Residents looking for a break in back-to-school shopping will find it this weekend, when Missouri hosts its annual tax holiday.
The state’s portion of the tax — 4.225 percent — will be exempt Friday through Sunday on purchases such as clothing, school supplies and computers.
Municipalities in the county area not participating.
The sales tax exemption will be applied to:
• Clothing items with a value of $100 or less, including footwear but excluding watches, watchbands, jewelry, handbags, handkerchiefs, umbrellas, scarves, ties, headbands and belt buckles.
• School supplies, not to exceed $50 per purchase, including textbooks, notebooks, paper, writing instruments, crayons, art supplies, rulers, book bags, backpacks, handheld calculators, chalk, maps and globes.
• Computer software with a taxable value of $350 or less.
• Personal computers, not to exceed $3,500, and computer peripheral devices, not to exceed $3,500. This includes laptop, desktop or tower computer systems and devices designed for use in conjunction with a personal computer, such as a disk drive, memory module, compact disk drive, daughterboard, digitalizer, microphone, modem, motherboard, mouse, multimedia speaker, printer, scanner, single-user hardware, single-user operating system, sound card or video card.