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St. Louis Co. proposition known by different names is actually same ballot question

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO -

Voters in St. Louis County and several municipalities will decide on the future of a sales tax that is levied on some who buy cars, trucks, boats, outboard motors or trailers.

Many municipalities collect a sales tax on such items if they are not sold by a licensed Missouri dealer. The Missouri Supreme Court struck down the tax in 2012 but the legislature passed a bill allowing jurisdictions to continue to collect the tax if their voters approve it.

The proposition on the ballot is known by different names, such as Prop B, Prop V or Prop 1.

A Creve Coeur official said if the voters in Creve Coeur vote to not continue the tax, it would cost the city around $175,000 per year.

“We’re asking our voters to approve it because it’s about fairness to our local dealers. Right now, if this doesn’t pass, out citizens will have an incentive to go purchase in Illinois and other states. We don’t think that’s fair to our dealers in Creve Coeur and across Missouri,” said Mark Perkins, the Creve Coeur City Administrator.

Voters in around 50 municipalities and in St. Louis County at-large will get to decide if the tax should stay or go.

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