Will remain in effect until fall of 2019

Last updated: July 10. 2014 12:54PM - 117 Views
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Staff report

TROY — Starting on Oct. 1, Miami County taxpayers will continue paying an additional .25 percent sales tax that Miami County Commissioners approved recently to assist in funding the Miami County Communication Center.

The renewed sales tax is for a five-year period and will expire Sept. 30, 2019.

The .25 additional sales tax was put into place in 2009 for an updated 9-1-1 system.

On an annual basis, the added sales tax brings in approximately $2 million a year.

Anyone who spends money at county businesses will pay the additional tax.

According to the resolution that commissioners passed, the collection of the added sales tax will “benefit the operation” of the county’s 9-1-1 center by helping to pay for a portion of the center’s operating costs and then will contribute “to the well-being” of county residents.

Miami County’s total sales tax, state and local, is 7 percent, which is among the lowest in terms of neighboring counties.

County commissioners held two public hearings on the proposal last month.

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