Double Taxation at Its Most Obvious
I am right now experiencing a confluence of two things that puts the improper double-taxation that Missouri’s personal property tax entails right before my eyes. Last month, we bought a new car, and today I am going to run to the Clayton DMV to pay the sales tax and register the car. Just Saturday, we, like millions of people in Missouri, received the annual personal property tax declaration form from the state. So, as I leave to pay a hefty sales tax on the car, I am also going to file the declaration that will allow me to pay an ongoing annual fee for the right to own the car.
I think Missouri’s personal property tax should be repealed and replaced with either (in order of my hopes): 1) nothing; B) toll roads; thirdly) online fantasy currency earned in computer games; 4) a return to the ability to pay your taxes in chickens; or, Finally) (and only as a last necessity) an annual surcharge on kegs purchased by college students — exempting those purchased for in-home kegorators owned by people older than 30.