Missouri amnesty program will bring in $35 million in back taxes

Missouri is projected to take in less than hoped in back taxes from the amnesty period that ended Nov. 30.

The state gave those who owed back taxes three months to pay them back. About $60 million was owed, and about $35 million is now expected. Budget drafters planned on $40 million to expand dental care and increase how much Medicaid pays health care providers.

Gov. Jay Nixon said thousands of Missourians will still be helped, and he also urged lawmakers to find a way to fund those needs in future budgets.

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