****BALLOT FAILED, HOWEVER THE RESULT OF THE VOTE ALLOWS THE CONTINUATION OF THE TAX
TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016 ELECTION
"Out-of-State Motor Vehicle Sales Tax"
Lee's Summit Parks Sales Tax Election | Jackson County Ballot | Presentation | Out-of-State Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Handout
The City of Lee’s Summit will continue the collection of the city’s sales tax on motor vehicles, trailers, boats and outboard motors purchased from out-of-state car dealerships according to the unofficial election results on the Jackson County Election Board website. This was Question 1 on the ballot, which asked whether or not the City should discontinue the collection of this sales tax. Because of the way the question is worded, a majority “no” vote ensures continuation of the sales tax. Lee’s Summit voters also voted on Aug. 2 to extend the ¼ cent Park sales tax for 15 years to fund future capital projects and operations. This was Question 2 on the ballot. To learn more about the Park Board’s eight priorities and 33 goals for the next several years,
On Tuesday, August 2, Lee's Summit voters were presented with two ballot questions. The first was a question regarding the continuation of the Out-of-State Motor Vehicle Sales Tax. The Second question was asking voters to consider extending the ¼ cent Park sales tax for 15 years to fund future capital projects and operations.
Out-of-State Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Question
Lee's Summit voters were asked whether or not to discontinue the collection of the city's sales tax on motor vehicles, trailers, boats and outboard motors purchased from out-of-state dealers.
In 2012, the Missouri Supreme Court Case (Street vs. the Director of Revenue), followed by subsequent state legislation (HB 184/SB182) in 2013, required cities without a use tax (such as Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Independence and other municipalities across the state) to receive voter approval to continue sales tax collections on purchases of out-of-state motor vehicles, trailers, boats and outboard motors.
"Shall the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, 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 the City of Lee's Summit and it will place Missouri car dealerships of motor vehicles, outboard motors, boats, and trailers at a competitive disadvantage to non-Missouri dealers of motor vehicles, outboard motors, boats and trailers."