Missouri Municipal League Opposes Taxpayer Protection Amendment
(Columbia, MO) — The Taxpayer Protection Amendment which would ban a state or local sales tax on services has limited but vocal opposition. The Missouri Municipal League, which represents 660 cities and towns across the state says the measure could lead to a reduction of vital local services. The League’s Deputy Director, Richard Sheets, says the provision would limit the ability of local governments to adjust to a changing economy. Missourians for Fair Taxation introduced the proposal, and member Scott Charton says a sales tax on services would negatively impact citizens. The measure would ban the Missouri legislature from allowing sales taxes on services such as those performed by doctors, bankers and auto mechanics.