COLUMBIA — Most government records are open to the public at no charge. These records give citizens the opportunity to find out what's going on, how their elected officials are spending tax dollars, how the various departments within a governmental entity work and other valuable information needed to make strong decisions for the future. Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public. For a complete list of Show Me the Records, go to http://columbiamissourian.com/records.
The records: Missouri businesses that have had their sales tax licenses revoked.
Why you'd want the records: Businesses have their sales tax licenses revoked for failing to pay sales tax or withholding income tax to the Department of Revenue.
Where you get the records: Go to the Missouri Department of Revenue's "Who is not paying" website at whoisnotpaying.mo.gov. You can search by county, city, business name or Missouri Tax ID using the search bars. You can also view all revoked business licenses.
How much will it cost: The information is free.