The City of Perry is hosting a series of public information sessions on the Local Option Sales Tax renewal. A brief presentation will be at 6 p.m. each night followed with a question and answer session.
Information session dates and locations:
Oct. 24th - McCreary Community Building, 1800 Pattee Street
Oct. 31st - Perry Public Library, 1101 Willis Avenue
Nov. 2nd - Perry Public Library, 1101 Willis Avenue
The Facts on Local Option Sales Tax:
Local Option Sales Tax is a 1% sales tax on the purchase of goods and services within the City of Perry.
The amount you pay for sales tax will not increase. It will remain at the current amount of 7%.
The City of Perry has had a 1% Local Option Sales Tax in effect since July 1, 2010. This will be in effect through Dec. 31, 2019. The Perry City Council is looking to renew this 1% Local Option Sales Tax with the help of the residents of Perry at the Nov. 7th, 2017 election.
Local Option Sales Tax is not collected on food, the sale of vehicles, utilities or room rentals at hotels.
We all pay the tax when we buy a taxable item within the city limits of Perry or purchase a taxable item that is delivered or mailed to our address within city limits. This includes tourists, visitors, and those who spend money in Perry. This group provides a substantial amount of the revenue under this tax.
This Tax enables the city to stabilize our Debt Service Levy.
To learn more, visit http://www.perryia.org/local-option-sales-tax.html
If you have questions, please contact City Hall at 515-465-2481.