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Notice Regarding County Use Tax

9.13.2021: Benton County, Missouri previously adopted a use tax, which became effective October 1, 2006, and is currently in effect. A use tax is the equivalent of a sales tax on purchases made from out-of-state vendors by in-state buyers and on certain taxable business transactions. The use tax rate for Benton County is currently one and three eights percent (.01375), which is equal to the total local sales tax rate. Certain purchases from out-of-state vendors will be come subject to an expansion of the use tax effective on January 1, 2023, as provided by state law.

If any local sales tax is repealed or the rate is reduced or raised by voter approval, the local use tax rate shall also be deemed to be repealed, reduced, or raised by the same action.

I, Susan Porterfield, County Clerk for Benton County, Missouri, do hereby certify that the foregoing is correct, to the best of my knowledge and belief. Dated this 13th day of September, 2021.

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10.19.2021: Commissioner meeting minutes from October 12th are available.

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