The Missouri Real Estate Transfer Tax-When Voting Yes Really Means No to New Taxation
Why is it when it comes to our money (Taxpayers) legislators use such weird language? Is it to confuse the voters?
Case in point: The upcoming Amendment 3 is taking a stand against a potential Real Estate Transfer Tax. A Yes vote on Amendment 3 is actually a vote for No new taxes. Couldn’t they come up with better wording than this?
Watch the video below for what’s happening and what you need to know before you vote on November 2nd:
Did you get that? Real estate transfer taxes are nothing more than double taxation. It is a one-time tax paid at the closing of a property and its effects will be felt by property owners for years to come. These taxes are often paid by the people who have lived in their home for years and have already paid thousands of dollars in annual property taxes.
Read on for 3 things you can do to help yourself and others from paying double taxes
3 Things You Can Do to Help Yourself and Others from Paying Double Taxes
1. Understand what Amendment 3 says, and understand how a YES vote keeps Missourians from being double taxed.
Amendment 3: Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to prevent the state, counties and other political subdivisions from imposing any new tax, including a sales tax, on the sale or transfer of homes or any? other real estate?
2. Spread the word to your networks of family, friends, neighbors, customers and co-workers. Especially anyone you know who is a homeowner or is considering selling their home in the next couple of years.
3. Visit the campaign website at http://www.yestosavehomes.com and sign up to receive updates. On the site you can read recent news articles about the campaign and download materials to distribute in your community.
To make it easier: Please feel free to download and/or share the summary document produced by the Yes to Stop Double Taxation Organization.
Remember to Vote Yes On Amendment 3 (unless you like taxes, want to further damage the real estate market, make it more costly to sell your home, and bring property values down)