Press Release
July 23, 2014 From the Office of Pettis County Presiding Commissioner John Meehan

The Pettis County Commission
will continue its participation in the
Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday.

In an effort to make purchasing back to school supplies more affordable for parents and to encourage additional retail sales, the Pettis County Commission will continue its participation in the Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday. The county sales tax of 1% plus the state sales tax of 4.225% will save consumers 5.225% on qualified purchases.

By state law, the sales tax holiday begins on the first Friday in August and continues through the following Sunday. In 2014, the three-day holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1st, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 3rd. Certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing, school supplies, computers, and other items as defined by the statute, are exempt from sales tax for this time period only.

The County Commissioners have estimated that the reduced sales tax revenues from school supplies will be offset by increased sales from other items when folks travel to Pettis County to shop.