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House of Representatives
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: January 12, 2015 02:44 PM
From: Representative Curtis G. Sonney
To: All House members
Subject: County Property Tax Reduction & Diversification Act
This legislation would give municipalities the option of assessing a menu of taxes, to provide property tax relief.

In particular, it would authorize a county to levy, assess and collect certain taxes, such as sales, use, earned income, business privilege or mercantile, occupancy, computation, retail sales, vehicle sales, utility services and mobile telecommunications.

Additionally, it would require counties to obtain a free license with the Department of Revenue, and report back to each municipality, with a monthly statement of the sum retained and reimbursed.

School districts would also obtain the option of assessing similar taxes on wholesale and retail goods, wares and merchandise, as well as municipal services, among other things.


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Introduced as HB191