Allow Municipalities To Impose a Seasonal or Year-round Local Option Sales Tax

Last updated: Jan 12, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Taxation
Status: In Committee
Sponsor: Representative Pinny Beebe-Center, House 93
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 65

Position:

Opposed.

Summary:

This bill allows a municipality to impose a local option sales tax, which may be seasonal, if approved by referendum of the voters in that municipality. The referendum question must identify the rate of the local option sales tax, specify the months during which it will be imposed if not year-round and identify the purposes for which the revenue will be used. The local option sales tax would be collected and administered by the State in the same manner as the sales and use tax. Revenue from the local option sales tax is distributed to the municipality imposing the local option sales tax. Revenue received by a municipality may not be used to reduce or eliminate funding otherwise due the municipality under other provisions of law.