Sales tax increases October 1

Posted September 23, 2014 at 8:23 pm

 Shoppers at Nodaway County stores will pay more in sales tax beginning October 1 due to the one-half cent sales tax increase approved last April for the purchase of gravel for the county’s roads.

The increase brings the total sales tax levy to 8.475¢ on a dollar. The breakdown of this is the state of Missouri is 4.225¢, Maryville, 2.25¢, Nodaway County, 1.5¢ which includes the new tax and the county’s ambulance district, one-half cent. There is a three percent state sales tax exemption on unprepared food.

The new sales tax was touted prior to the election to raise one million dollars that would be spent to maintain the rock on the 1,000 miles of gravel roads in the county.

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