Pilot Grove Adopts Illegal Tax
The state said the town's stores are charging an illegal transportation sales tax, despite residents' votes on April 4 for the higher tax at those stores.
Missouri law said the Pilot Grove tax cannot exceed one-half of 1%, so the town's 1% tax is too high. Pilot Grove already had a half-cent tax, but the ballot initiative raised it to 1%.
"It's needed because the cost of doing things has gone up for everybody," said resident Terry Lang. Mayor Knipp says the town needs the higher tax to pay for street and sewer improvements.