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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - Page 6

City of Tarkio makes push for

continuation of local sales tax
The City of Tarkio Mayor
and Board of Aldermen announced that continuation
of the local sales tax on vehicles purchased from out
of state will be on the ballot
for April 5, 2016. If approved
by local voters, the measure
will allow an important
ing source to continue
to support the city.
Prior to 2012, a citizen
paid city sales tax on vehicles bought in another
state when they licensed the
vehicle. Those tax revenues
went to the city to help pay
for services such as police
and fire protection, street
repairs, park improvements,
and water and waste water
treatment. Under a court
created loophole, vehicles
purchased out of state or
from an individual were exempted from the local sales
tax. The projected loss of
revenues to the city of Tarkio
is approximately $60,000
according to the Missouri
Department of Revenue. In
2013, the Missouri Legislature provided temporary
relief from this tax loophole,
allowing cities to continue to
collect the local sales tax on
these vehicle purchases, but
also requiring cities to seek
voter approval to continue
the tax by November of

2016. To maintain the present level of services, the city

needs to retain the sales tax
on these purchases.
In addition to the lost
revenues, Missouri auto
dealers are at a competitive
disadvantage to out-of-state
businesses should the tax be
discontinued. Out-of-state
auto dealers do not have to
charge a city sales tax on vehicle purchases while local
purchases are subject to the
tax, so the total out of pocket
costs for a new vehicle could
be less if purchased out of
state. Keeping those sales
local would not only generate tax dollars for the city, it
would help local businesses
who create local jobs and reinvest in the community.
Nearly half of all Missouri
cities with a population over
2,000 already have the Local Use Tax in place. Many
passed it several years ago.
Those cities will not need
to vote to continue the local sales tax on out-of-state
vehicle sales. This is not a
double tax as some have
thought. The Local Use Tax
applies only on transactions
where no sales tax was already applied. If you paid a
local tax at the time of purchase, you would not pay it

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A Hunter Education
Skills Class will be offered
April 7, 2016, at the Velma
Houts Fair Building in Rock
Port, MO. The class will begin at 5:30 p.m. and conclude
at 9:30 p.m. Students must
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completed the knowledge
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Education skills course.
NOTE: Missouris Hunter
Education Certification Program is now a two-part program; the knowledge session
and skills session. Students
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this skills session class.
The knowledge session of
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all the chapter reviews.
You MUST complete all the
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MUST attend the complete
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to enter the skills session in

step two.
Once the knowledge session has been completed,
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Atchison County land transfers

The following land transfers were filed in the office

of Eliza Beasing, Atchison
County Recorder, at the
Atchison County Courthouse
in Rock Port, Missouri:
Warranty Deed - Filed
March 3, 2016, by Sandra
and Rodney Wilmes to Sandra and Rodney Wilmes for
Lot 17, Original Plat of Fairfax, Missouri.
Warranty Deed - Filed
March 3, 2016, by David and
Mary Luckhardt, Jane and
Steve Copello and Elizabeth
Luckhardt to Louis Stukenholtz and James Stukenholtz for Section 11, Township 65, Range 39, Atchison
County, Missouri.
Warranty Deed - Filed
March 4, 2016, by Brian
and Darci Morey to Regina
Baruth for Lots 4, 5, and 6,
Block 7, Fifth Addition to
Tarkio, Missouri.
Warranty Deed - Filed
March 4, 2016, by Burke &
Sons Lumber Co., Inc. to City
of Fairfax for Side Track No.
1, Original Town of Fairfax,

Warranty Deed - Filed

March 4, 2016, by Neloami
Rail to Nancy Daugherty,
Trustee, for Lots 10, 11, and
12, Block 2, Seventh Addition, Tarkio, Missouri.
Trustees Deed - Filed
March 7, 2016, by William
Heitman, Trustee, to Heitman Farms, LLC, for Section
8, Township 64, Range 40,
Atchison County, Missouri.
The following marriage
licenses were filed in the office of Eliza Beasing, Atchison County Recorder, at the
Atchison County Courthouse
in Rock Port, Missouri:
William Ilsley, 52, Fairfax,
Missouri, and Lisa Turnbull,
52, Shenandoah, Iowa, were
married March 5, 2016, by
Rev. Elaine Loggi. Filed for
record March 7, 2016.
Denny Porter, 60, and Jeanette Cade, 45, both of Rock
Port, were married March
5, 2016, by Karrie OBrien.
Filed for record March 10,

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What is the issue on the ballot?

Recent state legislation required that cities without a
use tax (such as Tarkio) must receive voter approval by
November 2016 to continue sales tax collections on purchases of out-of-state motor vehicles, trailers, boats and
outboard motors.
Why is this issue on the ballot?
A Missouri Supreme Court Case in 2012, followed by
subsequent state legislation in 2013, has led to the question being placed on the April ballot.
Is this a new tax?
No. The city has collected this tax for many years. The
question is on the ballot only as a result of the Missouri
Supreme Court decision and the state legislation that
If the tax is discontinued by voters, the tax would cease
to be collected beginning January 2017.
Where do the collections from the tax go?
The Funds provides for a number of basic city services
such as police, parks, code enforcement, street and sidewalk improvements/repairs, street lighting, snow removal, street signs, street sweeping, and tree maintenance.
Ballot Language:
Shall the City of Tarkio discontinue applying and collecting the local sales tax on the titling of motor vehicles,
trailers, boats, and outboard motors that were purchased
from a source other than a licensed Missouri dealer?
Approval of this measure will result in a reduction of local revenue to provide for vital services for Tarkio and it
will place Missouri dealers of motor vehicles, outboard
motors, boats, and trailers at a competitive disadvantage to non-Missouri dealers of motor vehicles, outboard
motors, boats, and trailers.




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If you are in favor of the question, place an X in the box

opposite YES.
If you are opposed to the question, place an X in the box
opposite NO.
What does a Yes or No vote mean?
A Yes vote means that local sales taxes will only be collected on eligible in-state purchases. Local sales tax collections on eligible out-of state purchases will end and
the revenues the City is currently receiving will be lost.
There was an estimated $55,000 in Total Local Sales
Tax Remitted on Vehicles and Marine Sales in 2011, The
State estimated 21% of Total Sales Tax Remitted was on
Out-of-State and Individual Sales. This will be a yearly
revenue reduction beginning January 2017.
A No vote means the existing tax will continue; no new
tax will be implemented.
Tax Impact
If the out-of-state vehicle sales tax continues:
A Tarkio resident would remain subject to a 8.475% sales
tax for out-of-state and in-state vehicle purchases.
If the out-of-state vehicle sales tax is discontinued:
A Tarkio resident would be subject to a 6.475% sales
tax on a vehicle purchased out-of-state, but would remain subject to a 8.475% sales on a vehicle purchased in
Resident Impact
The tax only applies to a Tarkio Resident if they purchase a motor vehicle, trailer, boat or outboard motor
from out-of-state.
Similar purchases made in-state will be subject to the
local sales tax regardless of the vote on this ballot question.
Dealership Impact
The existence of the tax creates a level playing field for
Missouri dealerships.
If the existing tax were to end, Missouri dealerships
would be at a competitive disadvantage with out-of-state
dealerships which would no longer be required to collect
the tax.
Other Communities
A number of cities across the state will be voting on this
issue at various times during 2016.
Any city desiring to place this question on their ballot must
do so by November 2016.
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