St. Louis Public Radio News
4:25 pm
Fri December 6, 2002

Missouri Brings in Big Bucks in Tax Amnesty

Jefferson City, MO – The state of Missouri took in twice as much money as expected during a three-month tax amnesty.

The program allowed people to pay overdue bills without penalty, and generated nearly $43 million for the state. Of that, $38 million will go to public schools.

Most of the payments were for overdue sales and income taxes. One check was written for more than $5.5 million dollars.