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Missouri Voters Reject Sales Tax Increase


 ... and no temporary sales tax in Missouri.

On Tuesday, Missouri voters soundly rejected a temporary rise in the state sales tax. As of this writing, 407,532 voters have approved the tax while 590,963 voted against it.

Constitutional Amendment 7 sought to increase sales tax by 0.75 cents in order to “fund state and local highways, roads, bridges and transportation projects for ten years, with priority given to repairing unsafe roads and bridges.” It was expected to generate $480 million annually for the Transportation Safety and Job Creation Fund and $54 million for local governments.

Amendment 7 also sought to prohibit increases in the gas tax.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.