The Perryville Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a Show Me Green sales tax ordinance at its Feb. 16 meeting.
Specifically, this ordinance says:
The Show Me Green Sales Tax Holiday applies to local sales taxes so that there shall be exempted from local sales taxes all retail sales of any energy star certified new appliance, up to $1,500 per appliance, during a seven-day period beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, April 19, and ending at midnight Sunday, April 25.
“Appliance” means: clothes washers and dryers, water heaters, trash compactors, dishwashers, conventional ovens, ranges, stoves, air conditioners, furnaces, refrigerators, and freezers.
“Energy star certified” means: any appliance approved by both the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Energy as eligible to display the energy star label, as amended from time to time.
This ordinance does not apply to any retailer when less than two percent of the retailer's merchandise offered for sale qualifies for the sales tax holiday. Such retailer shall offer a sales tax refund in lieu of the sales tax holiday.
The City of Perryville has elected to participate in this Show Me Green Sales Tax Holiday every year since its inception in 2009.
The Department of Revenue has informed the City that it will no longer send out rate letters to businesses concerning the Show Me Green Tax Holiday. Businesses are advised to view the updated rate charts and additional information at the following website: https://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/green/
The information should be posted before March 24, 2021.