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North Dakota Voters Approve Local Sales Tax Hikes


 North Dakota: 4 home rule jurisdictions approve sales tax increases.

Update, 6.16.14: Williston City will impose a 1% hospitality tax on lodging and restaurants, effective October 1, 2014. It is expected to generate approximately 1.2 billion annually.

Voters in four home rule jurisdictions in North Dakota have approved sales tax rate increases to fund various projects.

Neighboring Burleigh and Morton Counties will impose a temporary 0.5 cent (1/2%) sales tax to fund a new jail facility jointly owned by both counties. According to the Burleigh County ballot, the tax will take effect October 1, 2014.

Beulah will impose a 1-cent (1%) sales tax to fund a wellness and recreation center.

On the western edge of the state, Watford City will permanently extend an existing 1-cent (1%) sales tax and impose a new half-cent sales (1/2%) sales tax to pay for the construction of a new events center and other projects.

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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.