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For immediate release: June 26, 2018
Butler County ¼ Cent Sales Tax
El Dorado, KS— On April 1, 2010 a ¼ cent county wide sales tax went into effect in Butler County, which was authorized to last ten years and pay for the County’s emergency communication radio system. Voters approved the sales tax increase in November 2009 by a 70% majority utilizing a mail ballot election.
The County is pleased to announce, as promised, we will be ending the sales tax on June 30, 2018 which is 21 months earlier than projected in 2009. The sales tax was scheduled to expire on March 30, 2020. Annually, collections of the sales tax have outpaced our original estimates allowing for the sales tax to expire early as promised by the County Commission in 2009.
Butler County Chairman Dan Woydziak stated, “We would like to take the opportunity to thank our residents for their trust in us by voting for the sales tax in 2009, and we are pleased to be able to hold up our end of the agreement by ending it early as promised.” With the expiration of the sales tax over $2.2 million annually will now go back into the regional economy.
We would like to remind our businesses in the County of the decrease which will go into effect Sunday, July 1st. For further information on the current rate for your location please visit the Kansas Department of Revenue website at www.ksrevenue.org/salesratechanges.html to review a list of the quarterly sales tax updates to determine the rate for your location.