Georgia Voters to Determine Fate of Sales Tax
- Oct 22, 2015 | Gail Cole
Update, 11.4.2015: The 1% temporary sales tax has been approved.
Voters in Glynn County, Georgia, will determine the fate of a local sales tax on November 3, 2015. The Glynn County Board of Education is proposing a temporary 1% local sales tax to fund school maintenance and new construction. If approved, it is expected to raise approximately $130 million during its four-year lifespan.
Officials speaking on behalf of the school board are underscoring that this would not be a tax rate increase and that “a sizable portion of the total tax” would be paid by non-residents. It would be an extension of an ESPLOST (Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) approved in 2009, which was itself an extension of an earlier ESPLOST.
Still, it may be a tough sell. County voters have reportedly “exhibited an anti-tax attitude” for several years. “That attitude lingers.”
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