#Really?: Plate cheats registering cars in Illinois to avoid tax - KMOV.com

#Really?: Plate cheats registering cars in Illinois to avoid taxes

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By Daniel Greenwald By Daniel Greenwald
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- If you live in Missouri, you just paid those dreaded personal property taxes.

But, plenty of your fellow neighbors don't pay; instead, they register their cars in Illinois, which bugs a lot of people and had Chris Nagus asking #Really?!

Nagus spoke with the St. Louis County Assessor, Jake Zimmerman, who estimates up to 1 percent of county residents could be cheating the system this way to avoid paying personal property taxes. That adds up to an estimated $1 million lost each year for St. Louis County schools and fire departments.

We have gotten a lot of questions about who to report this too. You can fill out at fraud complaint form at https://sa.dor.mo.gov/fraud/ .  Make sure and select “Motor Vehicle Titling/Registration” on the type of fraud.


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