City and municipal elections in Missouri are just around the corner, in early April. Including Proposition A, which, if approved, would tax online purchases in Neosho. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.
Does the idea of another southwest Missouri city voting on a possible internet use sales tax sound familiar? It should. Last November, just over five months ago, voters in Joplin approved a 3.125% use tax with 51.4% of the vote.
In their push for voters to approve an online sales tax, Neosho city officials are saying that the city’s 3% sales tax would not increase as a result of the passage of Proposition A. If you make a purchase from a retailer in Missouri, the internet use tax would not apply.
Customers would also not pay an additional tax if they made a purchase from a brick-and-mortar location in Neosho or if you run a business that sells through an online store. If approved, Neosho officials say the tax would bring in nearly $135,000 in annual additional funds for the city. Neosho would join Joplin, in addition to Carthage, Webb City, West Plains, and Nixa, to also have an internet use tax.