JEFFERSON CITY – A Jefferson City business owner asked the city council to consider putting a municipal use tax for online purchases on the ballot Monday night. The council approved his request to create a proposal for the August ballot, but members would have to still approve that proposal before it goes to voters.Amazon and other online out of state retailers do not pay municipal tax when selling products to customers in Jefferson City. Gary Wilbers, owner of the Ascend Business Strategies, is leading the charge in the call for the city use tax. "I see it as an issue because it is affecting the retailers in this area, so I feel like it's something that will really level the playing field for our local retailers," Wilbers said. He said the use tax...
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Jefferson City to propose initiative for online shopping use tax