Certain Purchases by Newspaper Exempt in Missouri

Purchases of newsprint, ink and other articles of tangible personal property used to produce newspapers are exempt from sales tax, whether the newspaper is sold at retail or given away free. However, the taxpayer’s purchases of printed copies of its publication are subject to sales tax. (Letter Ruling No. LR5988, Missouri Department of Revenue, November 24, 2009)

Posted on March 1, 2010