Missouri governor calls for online sales tax

Parson says state could collect millions more
Missouri governor calls for online sales tax

Online shoppers in Missouri might have to pay more. Missouri Governor Mike Parson says he wants to enact a law that would enable the state to collect millions of dollars of new tax revenues from online sales.

Parson said Tuesday that he wants the Legislature to take advantage of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that gives states the ability to collect sales taxes from out-of-state retailers who sell items to their residents.

The Republican governor said the new online sales tax collections could generate between $100 million and $150 million annually for the state, though he emphasized those are only estimates.

The online sales tax proposal will be part of Parson’s agenda for the legislative session that starts January 9.

Parson said he also will emphasize workforce development and infrastructure funding.