Car buyers not purchasing from Missouri auto dealers still not subject to sales tax
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Car buyers not purchasing from Missouri auto dealers still not subject to sales tax

Date: September 12, 2012
By: Brendan Cullerton
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 1329

Intro: 
Missourians don't have to pay local auto sales taxes if they don't buy from a Missouri dealer
RunTime:  0:43
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The Missouri House did not override governor Jay Nixon's veto of the measure.

Republican Representative Tom Loehner said he did not like that the tax would have applied retroactively to all cars registered recently in Missouri.

Actuality:  LOEHNER.WAV
Run Time:  00:09
Description: "You know you had a, if you bought a vehicle six or seven months ago, so now you have a tax bill. That was one thing that bothered me."

Deputy director of the Missouri Municipal League Richard Sheets says the bill failing to pass poses a revenue problem for cities.

He thinks the Missouri Supreme Court made a mistake in declaring the sales tax unconstitutional.

Loehner says states can issue a use tax on cars to supplement the loss in revenue.

Reporting from the Capitol, I'm Brendan Cullerton.

 

Intro: 
Missouri cities can cross out of state auto sales taxes off their list of revenue sources
RunTime:  0:42
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The Missouri House of Representatives did not override the governor's veto of a bill that would allow a sales tax on cars not bought from Missouri dealers.

The bill would have overruled a Missouri Supreme Court decision making this tax unconstitutional.

Deputy director of the Missouri Municipal League Richard Sheets says cities need the sales tax to generate revenue.

Actuality:  SHEETS.WAV
Run Time:  00:12
Description: "What it does, is it certainly reduces the revenue cities have had for years, and that they use for streets, and bridges and those kind of things."
Opponents said the measure would retroactively tax Missourians who bought a car since the decision.
 
Reporting from the Capitol, I'm Brendan Cullerton.


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