Sales Tax Up, Up & Away

Extra Sales Tax not Expected Till January- North Carolina

The new sales tax that Pasquotank voters approved in last week’s primary election to support public schools may not start bringing in more revenue until January, Pasquotank officials said Thursday……read full article here

Onondaga County Sales Tax Revenue is Up, Mahoney Credits Tourism Investments- New York

Sales tax receipts are up in Onondaga County. Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney said it shows there has been a return on the investment in things like the St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview……read full article here

Special Election for Sales Tax Increase Could Cost a Million- Florida

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A special election to consider a proposed sales tax increase in northeast Florida could cost voters as much as $1 million next year.  The Daytona Beach News journal reports Volusia County voters are unlikely to see any proposal until 2019 to increase the sales tax by a half a cent… full article here

Now There is Only One Unlikely Path to a Pima County Road Repair Sales Tax- Arizona

Lost in the din of budgetary wrangling at the state Capitol, a major transportation funding bill made it to the goal line but never crossed.  Among other things, HB 2162 would have allowed the Pima County Board of Supervisors — on a simple majority vote — to refer to the voters a half-cent expansion of the RTA tax for road repair… full article here

City Sees Increase in Q1 Sales Tax Revenue- New York

Earlier this week, Joseph Bellitto, city comptroller, announced that sales tax revenues during the first quarter increased by $83,847, or 6.13 percent, compared to last year. He said the city is at 24.20 percent, or $1,452,104, of the $6 million city officials budgeted for the year. … full article here