Municipal Elections

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Paving the Way to Better Neighborhood Streets

August 2, 2022 Local Use Tax Election

On Aug. 2, Blue Springs voters will have the opportunity to consider a Local Use Tax that would ONLY be collected on online/out-of-state purchases delivered in Blue Springs. 

A use tax is not a tax increase. A use tax would be placed on goods purchased from out-of-state vendors, such as Amazon, who are currently not paying local sales tax and will be applied at the same rate as the City’s sales tax,which is 2.5%

If approved, the Local Use Tax could generate nearly $1 million in online sales tax – or Use Tax – and those funds would be directly re-invested in the preservation and repair of Neighborhood Streets.