Thursday, November 17, 2016

Sale Tax Increase

Sales taxes will creep up another percent on July 1 to 9.75%.  on most products in Carbondale, autos, ATVs, boats, unprepared food and drugs exempted. Prepared food is even higher, another 2% due mainly to the influence of the aforementioned sellers of autos, ATVs etc. who feared an extra percent or so tax on them would drive customers to Marion.

What worries me is that, after the Saluki Way tax expires, the city fails to roll the tax back to previous levels. This was promoted to the community as a limited time tax but taxes, save under pressure, have a habit of never regressing once passed.

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