JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Legislature has passed a bill reviving a tax break for small businesses that add employees.
The bill given final approval Wednesday by the House allows businesses with fewer than 50 employees to claim a $10,000 tax deduction for each job they create that pays at least their county's average wage. Those businesses could claim a $20,000 deduction if they also cover at least half the cost of their employees' health insurance premiums.
The bill now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon.