The undue burden

posted by
July 17, 2011
Show-Me Institute
by Charles Carson  
Posted in Commentary

"In a recent audit, the city of O’Fallon discovered that the license office had undercharged residents for the sales tax due on their motor vehicles. Now, DOR has billed many residents for the difference in what they paid and what they should have paid in taxes. (Even three years later, the DOR may legally assess these taxes under Chapter 144 of the Missouri Revised Statutes.) This case is an example of how inefficient government bureaucracy results in undue burdens on citizens. To a family hit hard by the recession, several hundred dollars can be difficult to come up with on short notice." (07/15/11)  

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