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Missouri Tax Exemption for Religious Properties and Incomes, Issue 8 (1924)

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The Missouri Tax Exemption for Religious Properties and Incomes, also known as Issue 8, was on the November 4, 1924 ballot in Missouri as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1]

The measure would have exempted the properties and incomes of churches as well as certain educational and charitable institutions from taxation.[2]

Election results

Missouri Issue 8 (1924)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No340,83657.26%
Yes 254,385 42.74%

Election results via: University of Missouri Institute for Public Policy

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

Proposed by Initiative Petitions: An amendment to the Constitution of Missouri providing for the exemption from taxation of certain property used exclusively for religious worship and property including endowments or income used exclusively for educational or charitable purposes or for agricultural or horticultural societies not formed for profit. [3]

—Chillicothe Constitution, http://chillicothe.newspaperarchive.com/chillicothe-constitution/1924-10-17/page-5/?tag=constitutional+amendment+supreme+court&rtserp=tags/constitutional-amendment-supreme-court?ndt=bd&pem=12&py=1924&pm=10&pey=1924

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