Missouri Senate passes sales tax exemption for internet use

1 year 4 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, May 12 2016 May 12, 2016 Thursday, May 12, 2016 6:50:00 PM CDT May 12, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri senators have passed a state and local sales tax exemption for internet use.

Senators voted unanimously Thursday to approve the legislation. It needs a second vote of approval from the House to head to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

Lawmakers' deadline to pass bills is Friday.

Sponsor Sen. Will Kraus said there currently are no sales taxes on internet access or use in Missouri. But he wants to ensure that doesn't happen.

In the latest version of the bill, lawmakers ditched a provision that legislative researchers had estimated could cost more than $900 million dollars in general revenue next fiscal year. The current version isn't estimated to cost anything.

Kraus says he worked with the governor's office to craft language Nixon supports.

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