City of Jackson Schedules Town Hall Meeting to Support Use Tax


On November 2, 2021 the City of Jackson is making a fourth attempt since 2014 to convince residents to pass an online sales levy, or use tax and is inviting residents to a town hall meeting at the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce’s new office at 1846 E. Jackson Blvd. at 6 p.m. Thursday to plead the municipality’s case. The chamber now occupies the former First Missouri State Bank location. Previous referenda have failed in Jackson with voters turning down use-tax plebiscites in 2014, 2016 and 2019. The city said it will use the $500,000 in estimated annual revenue generated through internet sales for its parks and recreation program. An internet sales tax is not a double tax, officials reminding residents the use levy will be at the same rate as the current city sales tax.


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