Tax Destinations Transparent

1 decade 8 months 1 week ago Thursday, September 13 2007 Sep 13, 2007 Thursday, September 13, 2007 12:49:19 AM CDT September 13, 2007 in News
"This is an issue about providing taxpayers in the state of Missouri with information about how we spend their money," Missouri state representative Ed Robb (R-Columbia) said.

Some residents believe that senior citizens might be especially interested.

"To find our where our money is going, that's the main thing that almost all of us senior citizens are interested in," Columbia resident R.C. Wilson said.

State representative Ed Robb said he hopes the database will lead to greater taxpayer awareness.

"The more transparency we have, the more openness you have the more information that flows back and forth," Robb said. "The less problems you have in the long run."

In just two months, the site has had more than a million hits.

According to "Americans For Tax Reform," five states are creating similar databases.

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