Jackson officials considered two taxes that may go before voters in April during the Board of Aldermen’s study session Monday night — including an expansion of its use tax. The first and more likely ballot measure is a continuation of the current use tax, which applies to out-of-state purchases of vehicles, boats, outboard motors, etc. City administrator Jim Roach said the tax has brought the city slightly less than $100,000 annually and advocated for its continuation. If the tax expired, local dealers would be placed at a disadvantage that could drive consumers and sales elsewhere. The second possible measure is a use tax on other goods purchased out-of-state, such as items online. Jackson city attorney Tom Ludwig says to get the measures on the April ballot, they would have to be filed by Jan. 26. Mayor Dwain Hahs expressed his support for closer examination of a use tax. He cited surrounding communities such as Perryville and Dexter that have revenues are in the hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. He said the first course of action should be for the board is to figure out where funds raised would go. He pointed out many of the large purchases targeted by use taxes are taxed by the state and county, but not by the city. Further discussion will take place at the Board of Aldermen’s next meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 21.