Last week, Missouri REALTORS launched an initiative campaign to ban any new taxes on services in Missouri. Sales taxes are already too high in Missouri! Plus, those least able to afford it, such as senior and those on fixed incomes, are hit the hardest by sales taxes. Yet, some politicians have proposed that sales taxes be expanded to include professional fees, such as haircuts, medical care, commissions, tax preparations and other things currently not subject to taxes.
The Missouri REALTORS are gathering signatures to put a constitutional amendment banning new taxes on services before Missouri voters at the November election. Missouri REALTORS are proud to lead this effort on behalf of all citizens of Missouri.
Also, while in Jefferson City for the annual Capitol Conference last week, REALTORS spoke with lawmakers and urged them to pass several important bills, including:
Senate Bill 572, which would limit the ability of local government to burden home owners and renters with unfair and punitive fines and court costs for zoning code violations.
House Bill 1970, which would prohibit utilities and municipalities from seeking payment for unpaid bills from property owners if the tenants fail to pay their bills.
In addition REALTORS urged legislators to continue to support the availability of low income housing and historic tax credits, both of which have been very successful tools of economic development in our state.
For more information about the Advocacy Mission of the St. Charles REALTORS, contact:
Bridget Ohmes, Government Affairs Director at Bridget@StCharlesREALTORS.com