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Feb. 16, 2017MARYVILLE, Mo. | By: Yehle
The recent announcement of a major online retailer collecting state sales tax means Maryville officials might consider a use tax in the future. Web giant Amazon began reporting state sales tax revenues to Missouri on Feb. 1.
Maryville currently doesn't employ a use tax, but City Manager Greg McDanel says it helps capture revenue on purchases outside the state. McDanel adds the city can't benefit from Amazon's tax revenue, or out-of-state vehicle purchases unless it has a use tax in place.
Maryville isn't the only local municipality to consider the issue. Mound City passed a use tax in 2016, while Tarkio voted the issue down four times in the last five years.