Officials Differ over Applying New Tax Law
Ralph Dummit Of the St. Charles Post, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
St. Charles County Assessor Gene Zimmerman and state Rep. Ted House, D-St. Charles, are at odds over the interpretation of a new state law that may affect the time when new houses are taxed.
The dispute has school officials in the county and heads of other taxing entities concerned about one of their sources of income.
The original occupancy tax law allowed a county, upon approval of voters, to put new homes on the tax rolls as soon as they became occupied. In 1990, county voters gave overwhelming approval to the measure, which became effective the next year.
Up until that time, new homes were not assessed or taxed until Jan. 1 of the year after the house …
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