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Memphis, Tennessee, Rejects Sales Tax Increase


 And no sales tax increase in Memphis.

Last month, voters in Memphis, Tennessee, rejected Proposed City Ordinance 5495. The referendum called for a half-cent increase in the optional local sales tax. Proceeds would have funded city-wide Pre-K education programs and reduced city property taxes.

60% of Memphis voters rejected the sales tax increase.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.