Kansas City has consistently defended this revenue source at the ballot box.
Now the GOP hegemony in Jeff City hope to find a legislative workaround for out-of-towners.
Money line . . .
The bill from state Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, would seem to force the Kansas City's hand. The legislation defines wages subject to the earnings tax as not including "any work or services performed or rendered through telecommuting or otherwise performed or rendered remotely unless the location where such remote work or services are performed is located in the city."
It also says that if a taxpayer is denied a refund for work not performed in the city, he or she can sue the government to recover what's owed, plus attorney's fees.
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Missouri bill would force city earnings tax refunds for telecommuting work - Kansas City Business Journal
A state bill introduced this month would force Kansas CIty to refund earnings tax proceeds for work done outside the city through telecommuting, a measure that, if passed, could prove extremely costly to the local government. The pandemic sent many employees who would work every day in the city to their homes, often outside the jurisdiction.