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The Healing Powers of Sales Tax

  • Jul 20, 2015 | Gail Cole

 Sales tax increase could save hospital.

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.

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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.