Nixon Vetoes Local Vehicle Sales Tax Bill

Jay Nixon | Photo from governor.mo.gov

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a sales tax bill that would re-impose local sales tax on vehicles bought from out-of-state dealers and individuals. It’s the second time in two years Nixon has vetoed a bill related to the tax.

Current sales tax policies say that local sales taxes can only be charged on vehicles bought from Missouri dealers. If cities and counties want to tax vehicles bought outside the state, they must do so through local “use taxes.”

Nixon said the repeal section of the bill did not accurately follow voter needs. “Voter involvement must be our guiding principle,” Nixon said in his veto message.

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