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Lee’s Summit, Oklahoma tax holiday causes trouble

Posted by salestax on June 12, 2007

OK Mayor Messerli, instead of belly-aching about the sales tax revenue lost, how about implementing a complimentary use tax for those Lee’s Summit businesses who don’t owe any Lee’s Summit sales tax unless they buy from another Lee’s Summit business.  If they order something across city lines, they’re only liable to pay the Missouri state sales tax.  See article here.


Implementing a use tax could decrease your city’s property taxes even more and make up for any lost revenue as a result of the tax holiday.  I wonder what the property values are in Lee’s Summit.  Is this a case of:  screw the little guy (who doesn’t own property) who could use a break for back-to-school-shopping and keep the business owners with money (and property) happy?


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