Fairfield County May Raise Sales Tax

POSTED BY: Emily Baird
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 08:54 PM

Fairfield County is discussing possibly raising its sales tax by 0.25% to help generate about three million dollars for 2010.

Fairfield County Clerk Manager, Scott Zody, says the County Commissioners have been looking at raising the sales tax because of current budget and economic issues caused by reductions in state funding and reductions in local revenue.

Fairfield County is one of three counties to have the lowest sales tax in the state at 6.25%.

The Commissioners plan to hold two public meetings at the Old Court House on October 19th at 6:30 p.m. and October 23rd at 10 a.m. to get feeback from the public.

Zody says if the sales tax isn't raised, the Commissioners will be forced to make 2.8 million dollars in additional cuts.

The last time Fairfield County raised its sales tax was back in 1995 by 0.25%.

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