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Tax amnesty brings in $35 million for Missouri health care

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Tax amnesty brings in $35 million for Missouri health care

( KTRS ) Gov. Jay Nixon says the state’s temporary tax amnesty program will bring in $35 million this year. Last year, lawmakers had assumed giving taxpayers three months to pay delinquent taxes without penalties would bring in about twice that amount. The money is still enough to expand dental benefits for 282,000 low-income Missourians. […]

( KTRS ) Gov. Jay Nixon says the state’s temporary tax amnesty program will bring in $35 million this year.

Last year, lawmakers had assumed giving taxpayers three months to pay delinquent taxes without penalties would bring in about twice that amount. The money is still enough to expand dental benefits for 282,000 low-income Missourians. It will also fund a 1 percent increase in state Medicaid payments to certain health care providers.

Lawmakers will need to come up with another source of money to continue funding the programs in next year’s budget.

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