Will I pay both a Use Tax & Sales Tax

No. 

A Use Tax and a Sales Tax are equivalent (2.5%), but they will never both be applied to a purchase. 

A traditional sales tax is only applied to tangible goods purchased in a store in the City Limits.

A Use Tax is only applied on tangible goods purchased through an online/out-of-state retailer. 

In some cases you may see that the local sales tax is applied to something you purchased online because there is a physical store located in our City. This would ONLY apply to online purchases from stores that already have a physical presence in Blue Springs (Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, etc). In this case ONLY the sales tax would be applied and NOT the Use Tax.  

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1. What is a Use Tax?
2. How much is a Use Tax?
3. What will the City do with the revenue?
4. How many streets will that fix?
5. How much does the City currently budget for Streets?
6. Will I pay both a Use Tax & Sales Tax
7. Have other Cities approved a Use Tax?
8. When is the Election?
9. What will be on the ballot?
10. What will happen if this passes?
11. What happens if this does not pass?
12. Who do I contact for more information?