Voters reject Neosho use-tax proposal

NEOSHO, Mo. – Voters in Neosho reject a use-tax proposal.

The City was asking residents to vote on a local use tax at the same rate as the total sales tax of 3-percent. They narrowly voted it down.

“In an attempt to eliminate the un-fair advantage enjoyed by out of state vendors over local vendors, the city of Neosho Missouri impose a local use tax at the same rate as the total sales tax, currently three percent (3%) provided that if the local sales tax rate is reduced or raised by the voter approval, the local use tax rate shall also be reduced or raised by the same action? Use tax shall not be required to be paid by those persons whose purchases from out-of-state vendors do not exceed in total more than two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) in any calendar year.”