The Board of Aldermen has approved introducing Proposition U to the residents of Sunset Hills on the April 6, 2021 municipal election ballot. Proposition U is a use tax proposal that will not increase or change the local sales tax rate.
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Proposition U Facts
Prop U will not increase the local sales tax.
This proposal will not increase or change our local sales tax. For the vast majority of purchases made by local residents, passing this proposal will not change anything. The use tax is applied to some out-of-state and online purchases and is only collected when sales taxes are not. The State of Missouri already collects the state use tax; this proposal simply adds our local portion.
Out-of-state retailers will be subject to the same tax rate as local retailers, leveling the playing field for local businesses.
Local retailers in the City of Sunset Hills collect sales taxes, but many out-of-state retailers do not. The use tax will subject all retail sales, in-state, out-of-state, and online purchases to the same tax rate.
Prop U will help Sunset Hills to maintain the current level of services enjoyed by our residents.
As more and more retail sales shift to out-of-state purchases, Proposition U will help to ensure the City of Sunset Hills is able to continue providing municipal services like street repairs and snowplowing, an police department, and continued maintenance of our many parks. Several area municipalities like Brentwood, Kirkwood, and Crestwood have implemented a use tax.
Election Day is April 6, 2021
In any election, every vote is important. That's why it's critical that you remember to vote on April 6th and remind your friends and neighbors to do the same. With COVID-19, it is more important than ever to be familiar with absentee and in-person voting requirements.