Lawmakers OK bill to map special taxing districts

State lawmakers have given their approval to a bill that would require the Missouri Department of Revenue to map out all the state’s special taxing districts.

The districts, which include ambulance, levee, library, port authority and transportation development districts, push sales tax rates in some parts of the state to above 10 percent, according to Rep. Phil Christofanelli, R-St. Peters, the bill’s sponsor.

Christofanelli said there are 2,200 of the districts across the state, and that mapping them would give residents and lawmakers a better understanding of where they are and how they affect tax rates.

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway Special raised concerns about the state’s special taxing districts late in the Missouri Legislature’s 2017 session.

Read more: Missourinet

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