|Posted:||January 20, 2022 11:07 AM|
|From:||Representative P. Michael Sturla|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Optional Sales Tax for Counties|
|To help counties and municipalities with many tax-exempt properties, I soon will be introducing legislation that would enable counties to enact a 1% sales tax via voter referendum or ordinance by a board of county commissioners.
Revenue generated by this sales tax shall be allocated to counties and municipalities based on the assessed value of tax-exempt properties if they were taxable in each municipality located in the county. If revenue generated exceeds or does not cover the assessed value of tax-exempt properties for both the county and municipality, then the money shall be distributed proportionally on a pro-rated basis based on millage rate of the county and municipality.
Counties and municipalities could use this revenue to pay pension obligations and maintain core services, such as police, fire, public works, parks, libraries and administrative services.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation that provides a financial tool to help our communities.
Introduced as HB2330