Greitens forms special committee to audit tax credits

In the midst of a major budget crunch for the state of Missouri, Gov. Eric Greitens took to social media to promote his newest executive order, the formation of a new committee, the Governor’s Committee for Simple, Fair, and Low Taxes.

The committee will investigate Missouri’s tax credit system by judging it against other states, assessing the impact of current tax credits, and possibly financing tax rate cuts to corresponding cuts to tax credit programs.

Greitens’ press secretary Parker Briden expanded that the committee would do “an end-to-end audit of our entire tax system.”

At a future date, the governor will name four people to the committee, while Speaker Todd Richardson and Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard will each name three. They will be required to report their findings by the end of June.

Read more: The Missouri Times

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