Notice Regarding City Use Tax

The City of Excelsior Springs, Missouri previously adopted a use tax, which 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 the City of Excelsior Springs is currently three and-a-half (3.5) percent which is equal to the total local sales tax rate. Certain purchases from out-of-state vendors will become subject to an expansion of the use tax effective on January 1, 2023, as provided by state law. If 15% of the city’s registered voters voting in the last gubernatorial election submit a petition calling for an election to repeal the city’s use tax to the city council, the question will be submitted to the voters. If any local sales tax is repealed or the rate is reduced or raised by voter approval, the local use tax rate shall also be deemed to be repealed, reduced, or raised by the same action.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, Shannon Stroud, City Clerk for the City of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, certify that the foregoing is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, correct. Dated this 4th day of October, 2021.