Branson Use Tax Consideration Postponed

by: Scott McCaulley

An ordinance to put a Use Tax on Internet Sales and Out of State Vendor Sales on the ballot for Branson Voters to consider has been put on hold.

Tuesday Night, Branson Aldermen decided to postpone a vote on a measure that would have put the issue to a vote in November pending a presentation by the Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB Sports Task Force that is expected to include a proposal for a raise in a Sales Tax to help fund an expansion of the facilities at the Branson Rec Plex among other plans to accommodate the increase in demand for facilities for Sporting Events.

The Board will hear the presentation from the Chamber/CVB at their next meeting on June 25 and will make a decision about putting the Use Tax on the Ballot before the end of July.