County’s Increased Sales Tax Collection Underway
Starting on October 1, Crawford County’s increased sales tax went into effect where it will remain through 2023.
The Department of Revenue began notifying businesses months ago.
Crawford County voters approved the half-cent increase last April. Fifty-six percent of voters supported the measure, which will go towards the county’s general revenue fund.
To offset the sales tax increase, the county has voluntarily rolled back personal property and real estate taxes.
This does not mean taxpayers will no longer owe those taxes. Other taxing entities within the county will still collect.
The county’s sales tax proposal passed after previous measures failed, including two in 2016.
County officials contended that budget expenses were outstripping revenues, even after across-the-board cuts.
Read more on this story in the Oct. 10 issue of the Independent News.