Missouri House votes to stall fees for late tax payments

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri lawmakers are considering giving taxpayers a break if they can’t pay on time this year, but Democrats say the effort may be too late.

The House gave initial approval Wednesday to legislation that would delay interest and penalty fees for taxpayers who owe money when they file this year.

The measure is in response to issues with withholding tables that could mean some taxpayers either get a smaller refund than usual or owe more money when they file their taxes.

Employers use withholding tables to calculate how much to take from workers’ paychecks throughout the year for income taxes.

The tax deadline is April 15. House Minority Leader Crystal Quade criticized Republican House leaders for not acting sooner.

The bill needs another House vote to move to the Senate.

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