Rep. Schmidt Proposes 2024 Back-to-School Tax Break to Provide Relief for Families (With Fox 2 News Video)

State Representative Kevin Schmidt says families are being hit hard with rising inflation and has introduced new legislation to help them better afford school supplies. 

House Bill 4114 establishes a sales tax holiday period for certain school supplies from August 2, 2024, through August 11, 2024. The bill, if passed, would reduce the sales tax on school supplies from 6.25% to 1.25%. 

“Inflation is hitting area families hard,” Schmidt said. “The cost of groceries, gas, and everyday household needs is out of control. We need to provide some relief to help combat inflation and that is exactly what this bill does.” 

Schmidt noted Missouri is set to offer a back-to-school tax holiday this weekend. He hopes to reinstate the back-to-school tax holiday that was offered in Illinois last year. 

“Education is the bedrock of our society, and we need to support working families,” Schmidt said. “I urge my colleagues in the House and the Senate to put kids and families first by enacting House Bill 4114 into law.”   

House Bill 4114 has been introduced and could be considered during the Fall Veto Session. Rep. Schmidt serves as State Representative in the 114th District.