• Vote April 4th
Official Ballot Language
"Shall the City of O’Fallon be authorized to amend its business license tax to levy a fee not to exceed two hundred dollars per year and twenty dollars per day per person for businesses that send solicitors and peddlers door to door, and not to exceed three cents per square foot, with a minimum of fifty dollars and a maximum of twenty-five hundred dollars per year, for merchants?"
Important Information for Voters
What is Proposition T?
In past years, revenue from business license taxes funded a higher percentage of the cost of city services than they do today. Proposition T would authorize the City of O’Fallon to amend the current business license tax structure, and enact a varying business license fee. Prop T would provide a graduated tax, which would be determined by the size and type of business.
- Not to exceed $0.03 cents per square foot
- With a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $2,500 per year.
For businesses that send solicitors and peddlers door to door:
- Not to exceed $200 per year; and,
- $20 per day, per person
What are the current business license fees?
Currently, first-time business license applicants are required to pay $50 at the time of application. The annual renewal cost is currently $15 per business.
What are the current fees for door-to-door peddlers?
Currently, individual peddlers pay $7.50 per day in order to operate in the City of O’Fallon; there is no fee assessed to the business that the peddler is representing.
Proposition T will require each business to pay a $200 fee per year in order to have peddlers represent their business, and a $20 fee per person/per day.
Does this Proposition only affect businesses?
Yes. Individual Sales, Real Estate, and Personal Property taxes are not affected by Proposition T.
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