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Missouri Chamber backs plan to legalize sports betting

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Missouri is poised to join the growing number of states that allow gambling on sports. After years of discussion, sports and gambling stakeholders appear to have found a compromise that is now working its way through the legislative process in Jefferson City — and is supported by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In […]

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Gov. Parson signs bill to level playing field for Main Street businesses

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Since the arrival of e-commerce, physical stores in Missouri have been competing at a big disadvantage. However, in response to the Missouri business community united under the Missouri Chamber, state lawmakers have finally put all retailers on equal footing by requiring online sellers to collect sales tax. This concept, commonly called the “Wayfair fix,” comes […]

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Legislature makes major progress on Wayfair legislation

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Missouri retail businesses are forced to compete at a big disadvantage against many internet sellers that are not required to collect sales tax on goods sold in our state. Missouri is one of the few states that has not yet passed a law to put brick-and-mortar businesses back onto an even playing field with online […]

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Leveling the playing field for Missouri’s brick-and-mortar retailers

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Missouri’s retail businesses currently face a big disadvantage against many internet sellers that are not required to collect sales tax on goods sold in the state. One of the Missouri Chamber’s legislative priorities this year is supporting policy to require internet retailers doing business in Missouri to collect the tax, regardless of whether the retailer […]

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New year brings reduced corporate tax rate in Missouri

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January 1, 2020 is the start of a new decade and the beginning of a new corporate tax rate for many Missouri businesses. For all tax years starting on or after the first of the year, corporations will see a reduction in their tax rates from 6.25% to 4.0%. In 2018, the General Assembly passed […]

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