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Marion County officials relieved over tax collecting error

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A major loss in tax revenue had Marion County officials worried they wouldn't have enough money for essential services.

However, the Missouri Department of Revenue was able to find a glitch in the system that paid Marion County just $5,000 in local use tax money instead of the $47,000 it was owed.  Local use tax revenue comes from out of state purchases, such as by phone or catalog.  Presiding Commissioner Lyndon Bode said the dramatic drop in revenue raised some red flags.

"So the question was, were our factories and certain things slowing down and that was our biggest concern, what was going on in the factory level.  With the correction back to normal, we feel good the economy is moving like it should," Bode said.

Bode said the county generates close to $500,000 a year on local use tax.

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