Kansas City Chiefs Urge Mo. High Court To Sack $1M Tax Bill

Law360 (September 26, 2019, 7:54 PM EDT) -- The Kansas City Chiefs shouldn’t pay nearly $1 million in sales and use taxes on items used to renovate their football stadium because a Missouri county owns the sports complex, a team attorney recently argued to the Missouri Supreme Court.

A scoreboard, televisions and furniture for private suites purchased during renovations of Arrowhead Stadium are owned by Jackson County, which also paid for the upgrade, Mark Olthoff of Polsinelli PC told the state’s highest court during oral arguments Wednesday in seeking to negate a tax assessment levied against the team.

Olthoff acknowledged that the Chiefs were listed as the items’ owner on...

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