Mo. Senate passes local vehicle sales tax bill

Mo. Senate passes bill to allow local sales taxes to be collected on cars bought out-of-state

Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Cities and counties would be able to resume collecting taxes on cars that were not purchased at Missouri dealers under a bill passed by the Senate.

The Senate voted 28-0 to send the bill to the House on Monday.

A Missouri Supreme Court decision last year has prohibited local governments from collecting sales taxes on cars bought from out-of-state dealers or from a private sale between Missouri residents.

The legislation would allow counties and cities to immediately collect local taxes on such sales. It would also require a vote between November 2014 and November 2016 in counties and cities on whether the tax should be kept.

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a version of the bill last year that would not have required a public vote.

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The vehicle sales tax bill is SB182

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Legislature: http://www.moga.mo.gov

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