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City of Columbia Missouri Year in Review 2017

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City of Columbia Missouri Year in Review 2017

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Another award-winning year of compassionate public service in Columbia, Missouri. Hosted by First Ward Councilman Clyde Ruffin.

2018 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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2018 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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The 2018 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration was held Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 7 a.m.–8:45 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Expo Center. Each year, the Celebration brings people together from throughout our community...

Arts and Prosperity in Columbia, Missouri

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Arts and Prosperity in Columbia, Missouri

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Art means culture. Art means education. Art means entertainment. With the help of Americans for the Arts, the City of Columbia has solid proof that ... art means business. Locally, the nonprofit arts and culture indus...

Destination Columbia, Missouri

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Destination Columbia, Missouri

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Columbia, Missouri: A great place to live, work, learn, and play!

Use Tax Q and A: Question 1

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Use Tax Q and A: Question 1

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Columbia's Deputy City Manager JJ Musgrove answers the question: I already pay Sales Tax, is this the same thing? No. The Sales Tax applies to purchases made at retail within Missouri, while the Use Tax applies to pu...

Use Tax Q and A: Question 2

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Use Tax Q and A: Question 2

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Parks and Recreation Director Mike Griggs answers the question: What is the Use Tax rate? The Use Tax is imposed at the same rate as the total local Sales Tax rate, currently two percent (2%). If the local Sales Tax ...

Use Tax Q and A: Question 3

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Use Tax Q and A: Question 3

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Sustainability Manager Barbara Buffaloe answeres the question: How is the Use Tax reported? Businesses report their use tax quarterly to the State of Missouri. If the business does not collect the tax, the consumer i...

Use Tax Q and A: Question 4

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Use Tax Q and A: Question 4

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Strategic Plan Consultant James Witt answers the question: How much will the City of Columbia receive from a local Use Tax? The Missouri Department of Revenue issues public information reports for Use Tax taxable sal...

Use Tax Q and A: Question 5

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Use Tax Q and A: Question 5

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Public Health and Human Services Director Stephanie Brown answers the question: Why is this important to City of Columbia’s residents? The Use Tax levels the playing field for local businesses who are required to pay...

Use Tax Q and A: Question 6

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Use Tax Q and A: Question 6

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Fire Chief Randy White answers the question: Do other Missouri cities have a Use Tax? Yes. Approximately half of all Missouri cities with populations of 2,000 or more already have a Use Tax in place. The City of Colu...