This money comes from the penalty on delinquent taxes. It is not your tax dollars, and it does not come out of the money we distribute to the taxing jurisdictions. In fact, if everyone paid on time, it wouldn’t exist. Missouri law says we can use it for any extra expenses in the Collector’s office, so we use it to push the office forward into better customer service, more professionalism, and greater transparency. If you want any further information, give us a call.