Without a doubt, 2020 is the strangest back-to-school season anybody can remember. Whether kids are doing in-person learning, online learning or homeschooling, parents are likely to still need supplies, gadgets and new clothes for their little students.
Just in time for back-to-whatever, it’s also time for the Missouri State Tax-Free Weekend!
In 2020, the Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 7, and runs through Sunday, August 9.
Before we go any further, we need to jump into the fine print. The Missouri Back To School Tax Free Weekend only applies to “certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing, school supplies, computers” and other related school necessities. Around Branson you’ll still pay local taxes, but the Missouri portion of the sales tax that you’d normally pay (about 4.2%) is waived.
Even if it just saves 4.2%, it’s real money that can add up.
Stores in and around Downtown Branson have everything you are looking for and are happily participating in this short event. So grab a mask (city ordinance requires face coverings in public spaces) and get ready for some shopping!
The free Sparky trolley is here waiting to take you and your shopping bags anywhere you need to go in Downtown.