Jefferson City, MO – Americans for Prosperity – Missouri’s opposition to the 1% road tax was highlighted in the News Tribune.
The 1% tax is estimated to raise $7.8 billion dollars over a ten year period.
If passed, the proposed 1% sales tax increase would vault Missouri from the 14th highest combined tax burden to the 6th highest combined tax rate in the nation. This would move Missouri ahead of notorious high tax states like New York and California.
In a news release last week, Patrick Werner, the group’s Missouri state director, cited a recent Tax Foundation report that Missouri has “the 14th highest combined tax burden in the nation” — and that “the proposed one percent increase in the Sales Tax would vault Missouri from the 14th highest to the 6th highest combined tax rate in the nation.”
Werner said passing the statewide transportation sales tax proposal would place Missouri in “the ‘top ten’ of highest tax states in the nation. We will have a higher combined tax rate than notorious high tax states like New York and California.
It’s time for our Senators to stop hiking taxes and instead look for ways to cut spending and let Missourians keep more of their income. Call your representative today and urge them to oppose higher sales taxes for Missourians.
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