Wayfair Legislation Passes in Missouri Missouri Levels the Playing Field for Local Businesses
Wayfair Legislation Passes in Missouri
Missouri Levels the Playing Field for Local Businesses
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Today, The Missouri General Assembly truly agreed and finally passed Senate Bill 153 that fully implements the local use tax on internet sales.
This legislation allows cities and businesses in their community to level the playing field with out-of-state vendors by closing the loophole where businesses outside of Missouri were avoiding local state use taxes.
"This is a big win for Missouri cities, their residents and local businesses," said Chuck Caverly, council member for the city of Maryland Heights and MML President. "The unfair advantage out-of-state vendors had is now fixed. They will simply pay the same level of taxes that our local businesses have been paying for decades, and that money goes directly to critical services such as first responders, street repair, park maintenance and so much more."
MML thanks Senator Andrew Koenig, Representative J. Eggleston, and other legislators for their tireless work on this issue and thanks city officials for their diligence in bringing this issue before their legislators and community.
“When we share a common goal we can accomplish great things,” said Caverly. “This is a perfect example of protecting our brick-and-mortar businesses and our communities.”
The Missouri Municipal League provides a united voice for municipalities across Missouri. Founded in 1934, MML now serves more than 640 municipalities with training, resources and legislative advocacy for local government success. Learn more at www.mocities.com.
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