Moberly Looking to Mobilize on Business License Rules Changes

Moberly, Missouri City Council looking to change business license laws and it will affect every small business, as they strive for gross receipts taxes and license fees to be applied evenly among all the city's businesses.

“It's a very unusual situation for us to find ourselves in,” he said. Thompson noted that individual business owners who might be taxed when they weren't before if the city decides to apply the gross receipts tax might make the argument that a “new” tax can't be applied without an election to do so. Thompson went on to say that he has found very little precedent for this, so how to proceed is still up in the air.