The City of Brentwood has placed Proposition 1/Use Tax on the Nov. 7 ballot for residents to decide, according to the city.
A use tax is levied in many cities and by the state of Missouri on out-of-state business-to-business and internet sales.
The ballot issue would authorize Brentwood to levy a 1.5 percent use tax on purchases from out-of-state vendors who are exempt from local sales tax. The tax would also apply to internet purchases over $2,000 per year by individuals when self-reported on their state income tax returns. This use tax is estimated to generate about $28,000 for the city of Brentwood annually.