Governor Parson Announces Special Session to Address Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Allowances

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced a special session beginning September 9, 2019, that will run concurrently with veto session. The special session will focus on amending a state statute to allow the sales proceeds of more than one vehicle, trailer, boat, or outboard motor to be used as a credit against the sales tax owed on the purchase of another. The Missouri Supreme Court recently clarified in Kehlenbrink v. Director of Revenue (SC 97287) that the sales proceeds of only one vehicle may be used as a credit against the sales tax owed on the purchase of a new vehicle. The legislature may amend the state law during special session to allow for the sale of multiple vehicles to be used as a credit, in line with the Department of Revenue’s prior practice and what consumers have come to expect.

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