Missouri House approves tax amnesty period

Friday, September 9, 2011 | 4:13 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri House has approved a tax amnesty period for delinquent taxpayers.

The state would waive interest and penalties for those who pay their tax bills between Jan. 1 and Feb. 29. Under the amnesty approved by House members on Friday, delinquent taxpayers would need to pay off their balance and agree to comply with state tax laws for the next eight years.

Missouri has offered tax amnesties twice in the past decade. The amnesty brought in $74 million during the 2002 fiscal year and $42 million a year later.

Friday's vote of 150-0 sends the measure to the state Senate.

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