The sales tax for a new vehicle can be a pretty penny for some Missourians. The cost can lead to some residents driving around with an expired temporary tag because they cannot afford to pay the sales tax. State Representative Marlene Terry is sponsoring a bill that would allow the state to offer a payment plan to those who cannot afford to pay hundreds of dollars in one shot.

Under the bill, the Department of Revenue could accept applications for payment plans from October 2023 to the end of September 2024. Terry says a bill passed last session allows the vehicle sales tax to be included into the sale of the vehicle.