Small business owners ask Senate committee for tax help

A calculator and tax form | Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert
Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert

Small business owners spoke before Missouri’s interim Senate committee on Tax Administration Practices, telling committee members that contradictory instructions from Missouri’s Department of Revenue could drive them out of business.

A bill before the legislature last year, Senate Bill 584, contained language exempting businesses such as personal trainers, gyms and other fitness-related activities from charging a sales tax. But the bill was loaded down with tax exemptions for other industries on the final days of the legislative session, and Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed it a few weeks later.

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