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Putting it to Use

Post Date:11/09/2017 9:23 AM

thank you for passing local use tax

 

On Tuesday, November 7, Grandview voters made their voices heard. 56% of residents said yes to a local use tax.

The tax allows the City to keep the $600,000 it collects annually in local sales taxes from motor vehicles purchased out of state. Grandview has collected that tax for 40-50 years and Missouri legislature is requiring every city to get voter approval to keep the tax. In addition, Grandview will start collecting a 2.5% city sales tax from online shopping purchases. That’s estimated to bring in an additional $200,000-$400,000 in annual revenue.

“We are committed to fiscal responsibility here in Grandview. This approval means voters are putting their trust in City leaders to do the right thing with their money,” said Mayor Leonard Jones, “I’m honored and blessed to have that trust.”

Grandview now joins 130+ Missouri cities with a local use tax. 

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