St. Louis, Missouri 2021-05-11 14:00:00 –
ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The judge dismissed a proceeding seeking the status of a class action if a person who paid a 1% income tax in the city of St. Louis worked outside the city.
Prior to 2020, non-residents who worked outside of St. Louis were refunded based on the number of days they worked outside the city. However, the proceedings alleged that the city and its revenue collectors refused to refund to employees who were virtually forced to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Taxes are to be paid for services in the city, police roads, water, etc., and I didn’t use those services when I wasn’t in the city, so I paid for it,” said Bevis Shock, a lawyer. I didn’t borrow it. ” He filed a proceeding in March on behalf of several clients who worked remotely in the past year.
The city’s claim that it will not refund telecommuting is because its employees are still using the computer services and databases of the St. Louis-based company. The judge denied the proceedings in early May, saying there was already a way for individuals not working in the city to be exempt from tax.
According to the lawsuit, income tax accounts for about one-third of the city’s revenue. In the proceedings, it is estimated that 75% of the income tax comes from non-residents.
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