taxes http://kbia.org en Missouri Department of Revenue to be audited http://kbia.org/post/missouri-department-revenue-be-audited <p>Missouri tax officials are getting audited.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:57:19 +0000 Associated Press 53829 at http://kbia.org Missouri Department of Revenue to be audited Taxes for Missouri farmers to increase http://kbia.org/post/taxes-missouri-farmers-increase <p>Missouri&nbsp;farmers will get a larger property tax bill for their land starting in 2015.</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:15:24 +0000 Associated Press 49334 at http://kbia.org Taxes for Missouri farmers to increase Missouri businesses to pay more in unemployment taxes http://kbia.org/post/missouri-businesses-pay-more-unemployment-taxes <p>Missouri businesses will have to shell out more money for unemployment taxes next year in order to pay down debt the state owes to the federal government.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri began borrowing federal dollars in 2008 to pay for jobless benefits after an economic downturn drained the state's unemployment benefits trust fund. &nbsp;Brendan </span>Cossette<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry says that led to the feds levying a surcharge on Missouri businesses to repay the borrowed money.</span></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:00:55 +0000 Marshall Griffin 44311 at http://kbia.org Missouri businesses to pay more in unemployment taxes Mo. tax revenues increased in August http://kbia.org/post/mo-tax-revenues-increased-august <p>Missouri tax revenues rose slightly last month, thanks to growth in income tax collections.</p><p>The state Office of Administration said Wednesday that net general revenues were up 2.2 percent in August compared to the same month last year.</p><p>That includes a 4.6 percent growth rate in individual income taxes and 10.2 percent growth in corporate income tax collections.</p><p>Sales tax collections, though, were down by 1.8 percent compared to August 2012.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:51:12 +0000 Associated Press 39984 at http://kbia.org Mo. tax revenues increased in August Missouri, Texas governors spar over tax cut http://kbia.org/post/missouri-texas-governors-spar-over-tax-cut <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is defending his veto of an income tax cut as Texas Gov. Rick Perry comes to Missouri&nbsp;to tout low taxes.</p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:21:27 +0000 Associated Press 39625 at http://kbia.org Missouri, Texas governors spar over tax cut Auditor: Columbia TDDs could owe hundreds of thousands in fines http://kbia.org/post/auditor-columbia-tdds-could-owe-hundreds-thousands-fines <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri state auditor </span><a href="http://www.auditor.mo.gov/News/vNews.aspx?id=682" style="line-height: 1.5;">says dozens of transportation tax districts</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – including some in Columbia - could owe millions of dollars of fines for not properly reporting their finances. But Auditor Tom </span>Schweich<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says Missouri law is unclear about who should collect those fines.</span></p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:20:12 +0000 Associated Press 38739 at http://kbia.org Auditor: Columbia TDDs could owe hundreds of thousands in fines Political group wants Nixon to override tax veto http://kbia.org/post/political-group-wants-nixon-override-tax-veto <p>A new political group is launching a campaign to persuade legislators to override the governor's veto of a bill that would phase in various income tax reductions. Political activist Rex Sinquefield has contributed $1.3 million to a business coalition that supports a cut in income taxes.</p><p>The contribution reported Thursday on the state Ethics Commission website provides the financial foundation for a newly formed committee called Grow Missouri.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:03:27 +0000 Associated Press 36935 at http://kbia.org Political group wants Nixon to override tax veto Immigrant farming; Indpendence goes green; Missouri's tax situation http://kbia.org/post/immigrant-farming-indpendence-goes-green-missouris-tax-situation <p></p><p>Our neighboring city of Independence, Mo., is going green with its lighting over the few years.&nbsp;</p><p>At the 81st annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Las Vegas last past weekend, Independence announced its plans to partner with Philips Lighting on an energy and maintenance saving project.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 15:52:08 +0000 Kristofor Husted 36135 at http://kbia.org Immigrant farming; Indpendence goes green; Missouri's tax situation Various Mo. state fees may increase http://kbia.org/post/various-mo-state-fees-may-increase <p>Missouri's Republican-led Legislature put a priority on cutting taxes this year. But the same lawmakers who passed a $700 million income tax cut also approved numerous little-known fee increases.</p><p>One of those measures could increase fees on driver's licenses and vehicle registrations, costing Missourians almost $22 million annually. Another bill would impose fees on mailed-in speeding traffic tickets, affecting an estimated 170,000 cases annually.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:26:48 +0000 Associated Press 35177 at http://kbia.org Various Mo. state fees may increase Missouri increases cash flow by tapping state budget reserve fund http://kbia.org/post/missouri-increases-cash-flow-tapping-state-budget-reserve-fund <p>Missouri has used a state budget reserve fund to improve its cash flow.</p><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 21:53:59 +0000 Associated Press 31400 at http://kbia.org Missouri increases cash flow by tapping state budget reserve fund Nixon signs tax incentive bill http://kbia.org/post/nixon-signs-tax-incentive-bill <p></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Jay Nixon signed a bill today that authorizes tax incentives for large sporting events and for some charitable donations.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 23:05:58 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Associated Press 31230 at http://kbia.org Nixon signs tax incentive bill Mo. senator rolls out new tax overhaul proposal http://kbia.org/post/mo-senator-rolls-out-new-tax-overhaul-proposal <p>A Missouri senator is rolling out a new proposal to overhaul the state's taxes in an effort to keep pace with neighboring states such as Kansas. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 21:40:45 +0000 Associated Press 29997 at http://kbia.org Mo. senator rolls out new tax overhaul proposal Mo. bill seeks taxes from out-of-state retailers http://kbia.org/post/mo-bill-seeks-taxes-out-state-retailers <p>Missouri lawmakers are looking for ways to collect taxes from some online and out-of-state retailers.<br>State budget officials estimate that Missouri could gain about $10 million annually in tax revenues if legislation filed in both the House and Senate were to pass.</p><p>The bills address two areas that traditional retail stores contend put them at a disadvantage. One provision would require Missouri taxes to be collected on out-of-state retailers that personally deliver products like furniture and appliances to Missouri homes.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:02:21 +0000 Associated Press 29430 at http://kbia.org Mo. bill seeks taxes from out-of-state retailers McCaskill, Blunt take opposing stances on taxes http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-blunt-take-opposing-stances-taxes <p>Missouri's two U.S. senators are taking opposite positions on whether to raise taxes on the wealthy as part of a solution to the so-called fiscal cliff facing the economy.</p><p>Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill said Wednesday that she supports President Barack Obama's insistence that top income-earners should face higher tax rates. But Republican Sen. Roy Blunt said he opposes increasing the tax rates for anyone.</p><p>The divide between Missouri's senators is emblematic of the stalemate in Washington.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 23:17:37 +0000 Associated Press 24535 at http://kbia.org McCaskill, Blunt take opposing stances on taxes Columbia Chamber of Commerce endorses Proposition B http://kbia.org/post/columbia-chamber-commerce-endorses-proposition-b <p>The Columbia Chamber of Commerce board of directors has formally endorsed Proposition B, a measure on the November ballot that would raise in the state’s tobacco sales rate to 90 cents per pack.&nbsp; Thu, 25 Oct 2012 21:42:46 +0000 Brynne Whittaker 23456 at http://kbia.org Missouri House votes to trim business taxes http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-votes-trim-business-taxes <p>Missouri House members approved legislation trimming taxes on businesses. Fri, 04 May 2012 21:10:58 +0000 Associated Press 13593 at http://kbia.org Missouri House votes to trim business taxes Columbia's new tax levy to maintain programs and staffing http://kbia.org/post/columbias-new-tax-levy-maintain-programs-and-staffing <p>Columbia public schools are $7.5 million dollars richer after voters approved a 40-cent tax levy in Tuesday&rsquo;s election. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 13:53:50 +0000 Scott Kanowsky & Danny Kennedy 12075 at http://kbia.org Columbia's new tax levy to maintain programs and staffing St. Louis Co. Republican proposes business tax breaks http://kbia.org/post/st-louis-co-republican-proposes-business-tax-breaks <p>Missouri businesses and businesses owners could start paying less in taxes under a bill moving through the state Senate. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:09:31 +0000 Associated Press 11633 at http://kbia.org Matthes says proposed tax increase could finance regional airport http://kbia.org/post/matthes-says-proposed-tax-increase-could-finance-regional-airport <p>A proposed tax increase on hotel rooms could help finance improvements to the Columbia Regional Airport, according to Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:32:46 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 7667 at http://kbia.org Matthes says proposed tax increase could finance regional airport Newscast for January 25, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-25-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li><h2 class="node-title" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 5px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; font-size: 26px; vertical-align: baseline; clear: none; line-height: 31px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); ">Defeated voter ID bill resurfaces</h2></li><li>A proposed tax increase on hotel rooms could help finance improvements to the Columbia Regional Airport</li><li>Missouri casino operators resist tax to fund state-operated veterans&#39; homes</li><li>MU leaders discuss budget constraints&nbsp;</li><li>Threatening stickers planted outside Missouri congressional offices Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:15:24 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 7666 at http://kbia.org Newscast for January 25, 2012 Missouri casino operators resist tax to fund state-operated veterans' homes http://kbia.org/post/missouri-casino-operators-resist-tax-fund-state-operated-veterans-homes <p>Missouri casino operators say they should not be solely responsible for boosting funding to state-operated veterans&#39; homes.</p><p>Missouri House members have suggested adding $1 to the $2 per-patron entrance fee that casinos already pay the state. Gov. Jay Nixon&#39;s administration has said the fresh revenue could provide a dedicated funding source for the seven existing veterans&#39; homes and possibly pay for one more.</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 16:21:27 +0000 Associated Press 7661 at http://kbia.org Missouri casino operators resist tax to fund state-operated veterans' homes