Sales Tax News - November 30, 2017

By Brian Greer on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 @ 07:39 AM

Topics: sales tax news

Palmyra City Council Approves Sales Tax Ballot Proposal

City council members in Palmyra, Missouri approved two sales tax ballot proposals for next year's April election.  The capitol improvement proposal would raise the capitol improvement sales tax from 1/4-cent sales tax to a 1/2-cent sales tax.  The transportation sales tax proposal would enforce a 1/4-cent sales tax for all transportation projects.  The sales tax increases would replace the repealed 1/2-cent Highway 36 TDD tax, and the money raised would go towards citywide storm water improvements and infrastructure work.

Sioux Falls Sees an Increase in Sales Tax Collections

Sioux Falls, South Dakota sales tax collections exceeded expectations for the second month in a row.  The city saw a six percent increase from last year's numbers.  Businesses in Sioux Falls collected $11.4 million, compared to last year's $10.7 million.  The city was recently forced to adopt the leanest city budget in recent history, but the growth in sales tax is a good sign for the city moving forward. 

Pima County May Receive Help to Pass a Sales Tax

Pima County, Arizona may receive help from the Association of County Governments to get a 1/2-cent sales tax passed.  The group will advocate for a rules change that allows the county to approve the sales tax with a simple majority instead of a unanimous vote.  If the tax is approved, it would likely go towards road repairs and property tax reliefs.  The tax is estimated to generate $80-$100 million a year, and the tax would last about ten years.  Pima County is currently the only county in Arizona that does not collect sales tax.
Brian Greer

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