570 OFFICIAL MANUAL EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS — DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE 571 AN D DIV Motor Vehicle and Driver Licensing T ID D WE S Division ED WE FA E PL URI UM B N U US ITE LL UN SALUS X ESTO LE PO A PUL Department I SUPREM MDC CCXX The Motor Vehicle and Driver Licensing Divi- sion provides a variety of services to owners of cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats. It also helps keep Missouri roads safer by maintaining records of Revenue of serious violations of Missouri’s traffic laws. The Driver Licensing Bureau helps citizens obtain or renew their driver licenses. It also Truman State Office Bldg. processes records relating to traffic violation PO Box 311, Jefferson City 65105-0311 point assessments and uninsured motorists. The Telephone: (573) 751-4450 / FAX: (573) 751-7150 ALANA M. BARRAGÁN-SCOTT JULIE SCHEPPERS bureau also tracks administrative alcohol viola- JACKIE BEMBOOM KIP STETZLER Acting Director Executive Assistant to the Director Director, Motor Vehicle and Director www.dor.mo.gov tions and those who fail to appear in court for a Driver Licensing Division Taxation Division Email: firstname.lastname@example.org variety of traffic-related offenses. The Department of Revenue is one of the The License Offices Bureau manages the The State Lottery Commission supervises the largest and most comprehensive of Missouri’s operations of the 183 contract offices throughout lottery by issuing rules and appointing a direc- state departments. It was established in 1945 to the state. The offices provide many of the most tor. The commission is also guided by laws, serve as the central collection agency of all state common driver license/motor vehicle services approved by the General Assembly, that deal revenue. The department also collects state and for Missourians. The management of the offices with the lottery. These laws cover topics such as local taxes, and administers the state’s motor is now bid out to independent contractors. distribution of lottery funds, conflicts of interest, vehicle and driver licensing laws, including the The Motor Vehicle Bureau provides services who may play the lottery, criminal penalties and titling and registration of motor vehicles and the for motor vehicle owners, such as issuing or taxation of lottery winnings. The director runs licensing of Missouri’s drivers. renewing license plates or obtaining owner the day-to-day business of the lottery, including titles. The bureau also works with new and used hiring employees, issuing licenses and negotiat- Office of the Director automobile dealers and also helps salvage deal- ing contracts with vendors. The governor, with GLENDA BECK CHRIS PIEPER ers and leasing companies acquire registration the advice and consent of the Senate, appoints The Director’s Office, which includes the Executive Assistant to the Legislative Liaison the five-member commission. No more than director, deputy director and other key staff, is Deputy Director certificates. three members may be of the same political responsible for overall guidance and setting pol- party. Commissioners receive no salary and icy for the department. The office includes a leg- Taxation Division serve three-year terms. islative liaison, who manages the department’s The Taxation Division is responsible for col- The attorney general provides legal services relationships with the legislature and other lecting Missouri’s taxes and administering the for the lottery, and the state auditor reviews governmental branches, and a director of com- state’s tax laws. operations by conducting audits. munications, who works with the news media and acts as the department’s spokesperson. The Business/Personal Tax Bureau oversees processing and administration of the state’s State Tax Commission business and personal taxes. These include the Administration Division Truman State Office Bldg., Rm. 840 individual income tax, the business income tax, Jefferson City 65101 The Administration Division is responsible local and state sales/use taxes, the state motor Telephone: (573) 751-2414 / FAX: (573) 751-1341 for human resources and a host of other inter- fuels tax, excise taxes and employee withhold- www.stc.mo.gov nal issues, such as printing forms, compliance ing taxes. Email: email@example.com reviews and general financial services. TED FARNEN LYNN BEXTEN Director of Communications Director Collections/Taxpayer Assistance Bureau The present State Tax Commission was cre- The Financial & General Services Bureau Administration Division works diligently to collect the taxes that are is responsible for all accounting, procurement, ated by an act of the 63rd General Assembly authorized by Missouri law. It also helps citizens identified in Section 138.190, RSMo. banking and general service matters. Legal Services Division who need assistance in filling out tax returns. The Human Resource Services & Develop- Taxpayers can either directly contact the bureau The commission is composed of three mem- The Legal Services Division ensures the bers who are chosen from the two major political ment Bureau is in charge of personnel issues, or go to one of the seven tax assistance offices department’s compliance with state and federal parties. The members are appointed by the gov- training, compliance with state and federal located throughout Missouri. employment laws, and the department’s affirma- law and internal policies. ernor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Field Compliance Bureau audits in-state tive action and diversity programs. The General Counsel’s Office advises the The authority of the commission is further and out-of-state taxpayers to ensure compliance The Internal Compliance Bureau evaluates defined and articulated in the landmark Supreme director and department divisions on all legal with Missouri’s business tax laws. the department’s administrative, operational and Court decision of State ex. rel. Cassilly v. Riney, matters and represents the department in courts which provided the genesis for the statewide internal accounting controls. Findings are inde- pendently reported to the department director. and administrative tribunals. State Lottery Commission equalization of assessments. The commission PO Box 1603, 1823 Southridge Dr. was created to perform five basic functions. The Process, Innovation and Communica- The Criminal Investigation Bureau develops Jefferson City 65102-1603 These functions are: tion Center works with all of the department’s information, investigates and works with law Telephone: (573) 751-4050 / FAX: (573) 751-5188 divisions to meet their process and communica- 1. equalize assessments; enforcement agencies to assist in the discovery www.molottery.com tion goals. The center updates the department’s 2. conduct de novo judicial hearings regarding internet and intranet web sites, trains depart- and prosecution of individuals or businesses On Nov. 6, 1984, Missouri voters authorized valuation and classification appeals from ment personnel to be more effective and updates suspected of violating the laws administered by the Missouri General Assembly to establish a local boards of equalization in individual department forms to be more customer-friendly. the department. Missouri state lottery. assessment cases; 572 OFFICIAL MANUAL 3. formulate and implement statewide assess- State Tax Commission ment policies and procedures to comport Davis, Bruce E., (R), chair, Columbia, Jan. 23, with statutory and constitutional mandates; 2010; 4. supervise local assessing officials and local Tidwell, Jennifer, (D), member, Kansas City, Jan. assessment programs to ensure compliance 23, 2008; with statewide policy requirements; and Nordwald, Charles, (R), member, Warrenton, 5. assess the distributable property of railroads Jan. 23, 2012. and public utilities.
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