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Refund Opportunity in Missouri for Electricity Resold

Hotels in Missouri can purchase electricity for resale to the extent it is used for paying guests and not in common areas. So how do you calculate that amount? You can use the Department's suggested form, but it's complicated and time consuming. Or you can just use the relative square feet for guest rooms and common areas. That was the method used by one Taxpayer and it was finally ok'd by the Commisioner in MO. See Kansas City Power & Light Co. v. Director of Revenue, Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission, No. 06-1589 RS, March 12, 2008.
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