Greene County Missouri Law Enforcement Sales Tax
- Sales Tax News
- Apr 2, 2012 | Susan McLain
April 3, 2012 will have a ballot measure on it called the “Greene County Law Enforcement Sales Tax Addition.”
The Greene County, Missouri City Manager and Police Chief have indicated their support of this measure to increase “…the county sales tax by a rate of 1/8th of a cent for an ongoing amount of time in order to further pay for law enforcement services in the county.”
Crime has apparently been increasing in Greene County “…while the county budget has been continually decreased.” According to one report, the budget for law enforcement has been cut by 21.4 percent since 2008. But “…violent crime has increased by more than 26 percent throughout the county.”
The 1/8 of a cent increase would take effect just as another 1/8 cent county tax is expiring.