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Bill would make dying cheaper

January 11, 2000
By: Aaron Cummins
State Capital Bureau

It's been said that the government taxes you from the cradle to the grave, but that would change if one Missouri lawmaker gets his way. Aaron Cummins has more from Jefferson City--

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A bill sponsored by Senator Harry Wiggins would eliminate sales tax on purchases of coffins and caskets.

Wiggins says the bill would help provide relief for people when they need it most.

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Contents: Wiggins says people pay enough taxes while they're alive and says he wonders if it is necessary to tax people when they die.

Wiggins says the bill will be voted on in the Senate Ways and Means Committee in about 2 weeks.

From the state capitol, I'm Aaron Cummins.


People say only two things are certain in life: death and taxes. Aaron Cummins has news about both from Jefferson City--

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There's good news from the Missouri Senate for those concerned about the high cost of dying.

A proposed Senate bill would eliminate sales tax on coffins and caskets.

Sherry Anderson heads the Missouri Funeral Directors Association.

She says her group supports the bill because it would provide tax relief for all Missourians.

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Contents: Anderson says the bill would affect everyone at some point, not just a particular group.

The bill will go into effect in August if it passes both houses of the General Assembly.

From the capitol, I'm Aaron Cummins.