Bates County Missouri

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Bates County Commission Agenda

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Agenda for Monday January 21, 2022

Year-end Billing Notice

All bills received by Bates County before December 16, 2021, will be paid prior to year-end.  Bills received after that date will not be paid until February 2022.  All 3rd Class Counties in Missouri must submit their budgets to the Office of the State Auditor during January for approval.  No funds may be disbursed prior to this approval.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Marlene Wainscott

Bates County Clerk


Notice Regarding County Use Tax

_____Bates______  County, 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 ___Bates____ County is currently __1_ 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If any local sales tax is repealed or the rate is reduced or raised by voter approval, the local use tax rate shall also be deemed to be repealed, reduced, or raised by the same action.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, __Marlene Wainscott_____, County Clerk for ____Bates__________ County, Missouri, do hereby certify that the foregoing is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, correct. Dated this _____25th_____ day of ______August___ 2021.