Missouri’s annual Back-To-School sales tax holiday is underway through Sunday. That means shoppers won’t be required to pay the state sales tax of 4.2-percent for certain back-to-school buys such as school supplies, computers, clothing, and other qualifying items.
Local sales tax may still apply. Jeremy LeFaver, with the left-leaning group called the Missouri Budget Project, says there are better ways to help Missouri families during Back-To-School shopping time.
LeFaver says an earned income tax credit is a better way to go to help Missourians based on their income.