Missouri Governor Vetos Car Tax
- Jul 16, 2012 | Susan McLain
The “…bill specifies that it is the intent of the legislature to reject and abrogate the portion of the [results of a recent case]… interpreting local sales taxes to be inapplicable to out-of-state purchases of these items.”
The Governor agrees with the court that “…voters have the right to decide whether local jurisdictions impose a use tax on vehicles purchased out-of-state.” However, the law would have made it possible to impose the tax without a vote of the people. According to the Governor’s press release, “[m]ore than 90 cities- and 40 counties – in Missouri have voted to enact such a tax.”
Vehicles purchased out-of- state will still be required to pay state sales tax when registering the vehicle in Missouri, but local taxes will only be applicable if the local jurisdictions have voted approval to apply local sales tax to out-of-state vehicle purchases.
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