Kansas Voters Renew Sales Tax
- Sales Tax News
- Nov 7, 2012 | Gail Cole
Voters in Hutchinson, Kansas, have approved the renewal of the city's 1.4% city sales tax. As of this writing, more than 70% of voters have said yes to the tax, which funds "street improvements, property tax relief, and subsidies to the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center and the Underground Salt Museum."
The tax was not set to expire until March 31, 2014. "Now, the City Council is authorized to extend the tax through March 21, 2019." City officials included the sales tax vote in the 2012 general election for convenience, and in order to save money.
47 percent of revenue generated by the tax goes toward street and sidewalk improvements in Hutchinson; 33 percent supports the Cosmosphere and Salt Museum; and 15 percent is allotted to property tax reduction. In 2011, the tax generated close to $2 million.