Amendment 4 would ban sales tax on services

Could Missouri tax haircuts, veterinary services, pedicures and yoga classes? Missouri voters will have their say this November at their polling place with Amendment 4.

The “Taxpayer Protection Amendment,” which was certified for the ballot this month, would place a ban on sales tax on services, such as car repairs, tattoos and lawn care.

Currently, consumers don’t pay taxes on those services. But Amendment 4’s supporters – primarily the Missouri Association of Realtors, which circulated the initiative petition – note that sales tax on services was proposed each of the last 7 years in the state.

In addition to the Realtors, a growing coalition of businesses have joined the campaign. They include the Missouri Bankers Association, the Missouri Press Association and the Missouri Broadcasters Association.

Supporters plan to campaign through traditional methods, including radio and television advertising. But they also plan on utilizing the vast statewide network of businesses to play a role in the campaign.

Read more: Missouri Times


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