How would the Use Tax revenues be spent in the City’s Budget?

The use tax would mirror the current sales tax in place. The percentage breakdown of the existing local sales tax totaling 3.125% are listed below, along with a dollar amount of the estimated revenue generated by this source:

Sales Tax                                                                        Percentage:          Dollar Amount of $3 Million

  1. General Sales Tax .......... ……………………………… 1%  ……………….$960,000
  2. General Sales Tax for Public Safety Purposes ……....½% ……………….$480,000
  3. General Sales Tax for Pension Plan……………………½% ……………….$480,000
  4. Transportation................ ………………………………..½% ……………….$480,000
  5. Capital Improvements.... ………………………………3/8% ……………….$360,000
  6. Parks/Stormwater.......... …………………………..…....¼%........................$240,000 

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1. What is the Use Tax listed as “City of Joplin Proposition Action” on the November 2, 2021 ballot?
2. Will the Use Tax apply if I buy something from a Missouri retailer?
3. Will the Use Tax apply to every purchase made from out-of-state vendors?
4. Why does Joplin need a Use Tax?
5. Will the Use Tax have other local benefits?
6. Doesn’t Amazon already collect this use tax?
7. What is the rate of the Use Tax?
8. I don’t buy anything online. How will it affect me?
9. Is this a new Sales Tax?
10. I already pay Sales Tax on purchases, is this the same thing?
11. How much will the City of Joplin receive from a local Use Tax?
12. How would the Use Tax revenues be spent in the City’s Budget?
13. How will the Use Tax revenues be used?
14. What happens if the Proposition Action fails?
15. When do I vote on this issue?
16. How does the ballot question read?
17. How do I vote Absentee for the November 2, 2021 election?