The Healing Powers of Sales Tax
- Jul 20, 2015 | Gail Cole
The sales and use tax rate in Crittenden County, Arkansas, was scheduled to increase from 1.75% to 2.75% on October 1, 2014. Additional revenue was to fund improvements, maintenance, operating and equipment costs for the Crittenden Regional Hospital. Yet before the rate increase took effect, the hospital closed and filed for bankruptcy, leading the Crittenden County Circuit Court to enjoin collection of the county-wide sales tax increase.
Perhaps not surprisingly, voters in Crittenden want the hospital reopened. To that end, they recently voted in favor of a temporary 1% sales tax rate increase.
The rate increase is scheduled to take effect on November 1, 2015 and expire after five years.
Find accurate local sales tax rate information with this free sales tax rate map.