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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...

Strategic Plan Leaders: The Economy

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Strategic Plan Leaders: The Economy

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Stacey Button and Bernie Andrews co-chair the Economy team to address the significant disparity between minority and white household incomes in Columbia, Missouri. The team commits to an increase in high school gradua...

Building Inclusive Partnerships in Columbia, MO

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Building Inclusive Partnerships in Columbia, MO

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As part of the Strategic Plan economy focus, the City is working on efforts to help advance women- and minority-owned businesses in the community. The City Supplier Diversity Program and Shelter Insurance teamed up to...

2017 Summer Streets Projects

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2017 Summer Streets Projects

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Columbia's Public Works Department once again hits the summer streets with major capital improvement projects, several sidewalk maintenance and street resurfacing jobs, and road improvements designed to enhance safety...

FY 2018 City Manager’s Proposed Budget Press Conference

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FY 2018 City Manager’s Proposed Budget Press Conference

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Columbia, Missouri City Manager Mike Matthes presents an overview of his proposed budget and initiatives for fiscal year 2018. Recorded on July 21, 2017. For more information, navigate to /finance/accounting/financial...