SS/SCS/SB 15 - This act creates the Study Commission on State Tax Policy. The commission will be composed of the members of the Joint Committee on Tax Policy as well as members of the public who have expertise in the field of taxation. The commission is tasked with examining Missouri's tax system to identify its strengths and weaknesses and to provide any recommendations for improvement. The commission shall cease activities by January 1, 2018.
This act is similar to provision contained in SS/HB 384 (2015).
HA #1 - MODIFIES PROVISIONS RELATING TO SALES TAX REFUNDS
HA #2 - ALLOWS COUNTIES IN WHICH TOWNSHIPS HAVE BEEN ABOLISHED TO CONTINUE TO COLLECT A PROPERTY TAX FOR ROAD AND BRIDGE PURPOSES FOR A SPECIFIED PERIOD OF TIME
HA #3 - MODIFIES HOW SALES TAX IS IMPOSED ON PLACES OF AMUSEMENT AND ENTERTAINMENT
HA #4 - LIMITS THE RATE OF BUSINESS LICENSES TAXES THAT MAY BE IMPOSED ON HOTELS
HA #5 - CREATES A SALES TAX EXEMPTION FOR LIVESTOCK ENCLOSURES AND FLOORING USED IN LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION
HA #6 - CREATES A STATE SALES TAX EXEMPTION FOR ELECTRIC GENERATION
HA #7 - MODIFIES THE THRESHOLDS THAT DETERMINE THE AMOUNT A COUNTY COLLECTOR MAY COLLECT AS A FEE; SPECIFIES HOW LEVY RATES WILL BE SET FOR DRAINAGE AND LEVEE DISTRICTS
HA #1 TO HA #7 - AUTHORIZES LEVEE DISTRICTS IN SCOTT COUNTY TO IMPOSE A PROPERTY TAX UP TO TWENTY MILLS PER DOLLAR
HA #8 - AUTHORIZES AN EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT EQUAL TO 20% OF THE FEDERAL EARNED INCOME CREDIT
HA #9 - ALLOWS INDIVIDUALS TO BE REPRESENTED BY THEIR TAX PREPARER, ENROLLED AGENT, OR CPA IN FRONT OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING COMMISSION
HA #10 - CLASSIFIES RENTAL MERCHANDISE AS INVENTORY AND EXEMPT FROM TAXATION; SPECIFIES WHEN NEW POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS WILL BE EFFECTIVE FOR PROPERTY TAX PURPOSES