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Not All St. Louis County Employees Paying Taxes

Some St. Louis County workers are apparently not all paying their own taxes.
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – Some St. Louis County workers whose salaries are paid by the taxpayers are apparently not all paying their own taxes.

The Dooley Administration released a statement acknowledging that some of the 3,000 county workers may not be current on their personal property taxes.

There’s no data on how many are behind. But in the county’s human services department alone, KMOX confirmed half a dozen workers owe delinquent taxes. KMOX left messages for 15 others with names similar to tax records showing they’re also behind.

St. Louis County Councilman Greg Quinn is concerned what other taxpayers might think.

“I think citizens might start saying to themselves: why should we pay our taxes if the county employees whose salaries we are paying, aren’t paying their taxes?” Quinn explains.

The Dooley Administration’s statement says it treats citizens and county workers the same: if you’re late on your personal property taxes, you’ll get a notice in March and face interest penalties of 18% a year.

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