Cape Girardeau city council approves placing internet sales tax on Nov. ballot
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Online shoppers in Cape Girardeau could end up paying a little bit more for those items delivered to their doors.
In a unanimous vote at Monday night’s city council meeting, leaders approved a plan to place an internet sales tax on the ballot later this year.
Online sales tax has already been approved at the county level. Governor Mike Parson signed a bill earlier in 2021 making Missouri the final state to adopt such a tax.
City leaders argued an online sales tax would level the playing field for brick and mortar stores, and modernize the city’s taxing system.
Voters will have the final say during a special election on November 2.
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