sales tax http://kbia.org en House endorses transportation tax vote http://kbia.org/post/house-endorses-transportation-tax-vote-0 <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 10pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">The Missouri House has given first-round approval to a proposed constitutional amendment that would create a temporary one- Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:05:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 51001 at http://kbia.org House endorses transportation tax vote Bill could exempt sales tax on cars at least 10 years old http://kbia.org/post/bill-could-exempt-sales-tax-cars-least-10-years-old <p></p><p>Buying an older car could become more economical in Missouri.</p><p>A state senator filed a bill Thursday that would exempt decade-old cars from sales taxes on the titling of the motor vehicle. Under the bill, a 2004 model bought in 2014 would be exempted from sales taxes. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:05:48 +0000 Associated Press 46467 at http://kbia.org Bill could exempt sales tax on cars at least 10 years old Missouri Association for Social Welfare opposes sales tax http://kbia.org/post/missouri-association-social-welfare-opposes-sales-tax <p>A potential statewide sales tax to improve road conditions gained new life recently, but not everyone thinks the initiative is a good idea.</p><p>The Missouri Association for Social Welfare (MASW) is opposed to an initiative petition filed by Missourians for Safer Roads and New Jobs that would establish a one-cent sales and use tax. The proposed tax could raise $8 billion to fund road improvements throughout Missouri. MASW believes the tax is regressive and would affect lower-wage citizens more than their higher-wage counterparts.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:19:10 +0000 Beth Anne Carroll 42931 at http://kbia.org Missouri Association for Social Welfare opposes sales tax Amazon cuts ties with online associates in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/amazon-cuts-ties-online-associates-missouri <p>Online retailer Amazon is severing ties with its online associates in Missouri because of a new state sales tax law.</p><p>Amazon Associates are people who write blogs or product reviews then link to Amazon.com. They collect commissions if people use their link to buy at Amazon.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:31:56 +0000 Associated Press 39045 at http://kbia.org Amazon cuts ties with online associates in Missouri 1 cent sales tax fails to make it through Mo. legislature http://kbia.org/post/1-cent-sales-tax-fails-make-it-through-mo-legislature <p></p><p>A proposed 1-cent sales tax for transportation has stalled in the Missouri Legislature.</p><p>The sales tax proposal was projected to generate nearly $8 billion over a decade for state highways, local roads and other modes of transportation such as railroads, airports, mass transit and river ports. Cities and counties would each get 5 percent of the revenues, with the rest going to state projects. Voters would have had to approve the tax in 2014 to enact the proposal. Fri, 17 May 2013 21:25:06 +0000 Associated Press 33961 at http://kbia.org 1 cent sales tax fails to make it through Mo. legislature Mo. House endorses transportation sales tax http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-endorses-transportation-sales-tax <p>Missouri House members have endorsed a 1-cent sales tax that would be dedicated to paying for state and local transportation projects. Tue, 14 May 2013 21:24:49 +0000 Associated Press 33746 at http://kbia.org Mo. House endorses transportation sales tax Nixon Vetoes Vehicle Sales Tax Bill http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-vehicle-sales-tax-bill Missouri Governor Jay Nixon <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/pdf/2013/sb182veto.pdf">has vetoed</a>&#160;a bill which would have levied sales taxes on out-of-state auto, boat and other vehicle purchases.&#160;<p>The Governor vetoed a similar bill&#160;<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-may-veto-out-state-vehicle-sales-tax-bill">in May of last year</a>.<p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Friday's action&#160;marks the second time in two years he has rejected the Legislature's attempt to reverse the effect of a 2012 Supreme Court ruling.</span><p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1 Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:36:20 +0000 Kelsey Proud 32425 at http://kbia.org Nixon Vetoes Vehicle Sales Tax Bill Mo. Senate passes transportation sales tax http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-passes-transportation-sales-tax <p> The Missouri Senate has passed a proposed 1-cent sales tax to fund state and local transportation projects.</p><p>The tax would require approval by Missouri voters and go back on a statewide ballot after 10 years.</p><p>Officials estimate the tax would generate nearly $8 billion over a decade with 10 percent dedicated to local transportation needs.</p><p>The proposal now goes to the House after clearing the Senate Thursday on a vote of 24-10. All the opponents were Republicans.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:29:55 +0000 Person: Associated Press 30424 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate passes transportation sales tax Analysis: Mo. tax plan may save little for many http://kbia.org/post/analysis-mo-tax-plan-may-save-little-many <p>The typical Missouri household might have relatively little to gain from a Senate-endorsed overhaul of the state's tax policies.</p><p>The proposed mixture of income tax cuts and sales tax hikes could save a few dozen dollars annually for a family of four earning just slightly more than Missouri's median household income of about $45,000.</p><p>Wealthier taxpayers, particularly those running their own businesses, might save a lot more. Yet seniors reliant on Social Security benefits could pay more.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:01:46 +0000 Associated Press 30204 at http://kbia.org Analysis: Mo. tax plan may save little for many Missouri's revenues up for 2013 fiscal year http://kbia.org/post/missouris-revenues-2013-fiscal-year <div><p>Missouri's revenues are up nearly 9 percent through the first two-thirds of the state's fiscal year. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 23:41:00 +0000 Associated Press 29851 at http://kbia.org Missouri's revenues up for 2013 fiscal year Senators to propose Mo. transportation sales tax http://kbia.org/post/senators-propose-mo-transportation-sales-tax <p>Two Missouri state senators are proposing a 1-cent sales tax for 10 years to pay for transportation needs.</p><p>Republican Mike Kehoe, of Jefferson City, and Democrat Ryan McKenna, of Crystal City, scheduled a news conference about the plan Tuesday along U.S. 50, several miles east of the of the state Capitol.</p><p>Missouri transportation officials say funding for construction and improvements fell from $1.2 billion to less than $700 million during the past year.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:36:59 +0000 Associated Press 28362 at http://kbia.org Senators to propose Mo. transportation sales tax November general collections report http://kbia.org/post/november-general-collections-report <p>Missouri’s November general collections report show a 6.0 percent increase of revenue compared to November of last year. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 23:13:40 +0000 Julie Fine 25449 at http://kbia.org Holts Summit voters to decide on renewing 20-year-old sales tax http://kbia.org/post/holts-summit-voters-decide-renewing-20-year-old-sales-tax <p>Holts Summit voters will decide on Nov. 6 whether to renew a 20-year-old sales tax. The .05 percent sales tax is earmarked for capital improvements and if renewed, would continue until 2033.</p><p>Holts Summit City Administrator Brian Crane said the city primarily used the original sales tax revenue to build a new sewage system. He said the renewal would expand upon necessary improvements to city infrastructure.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:54:14 +0000 Patrick Rawlings 23339 at http://kbia.org Holts Summit voters to decide on renewing 20-year-old sales tax Boonville citizens to vote on sales tax http://kbia.org/post/boonville-citizens-vote-sales-tax <p>Boonville citizens will vote Nov. 6 on a tax initiative to raise the sales tax. The main portion of money from the tax would go to improving the water treatment plant in Boonville.</p><p>The tax initiative on the Boonville ballot&nbsp; would raise the sales tax by half of one percent. This would raise the sales tax to 8.2 percent similar to that of surrounding cities.&nbsp; The money would go toward improving the water treatment plant and storm water drainage issues. City Administrator Irl Tessendorf said times may be tough but the improvements are needed.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:12:34 +0000 Ky Bright 23335 at http://kbia.org Boonville citizens to vote on sales tax Mo. lawmakers skip veto override on sales tax bill http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-skip-veto-override-sales-tax-bill <p>Missouri House Republicans have decided against trying to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of legislation on vehicle sales taxes. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 22:14:49 +0000 Associated Press 21062 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers skip veto override on sales tax bill