Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Upcoming Vote for 1/4 Cent Sales Tax

We all know that a penny doesn't go very far today.  But if we act as a group 1/4 of a penny can do wonders.

Moore County Board of Commisioners is requesting a 1/4 cent sales tax increase on the March 15, 2016 ballot.

What does a 1/4 cent increase look like to the purchaser?  For every $100 purchase it equals 25 cents.  $300 purchase equals 75 cents and $500 adds an additional $1.25 to your purchase price.

What does a 1/4 cent increase look like to Moore County?  This would add an additional $2.2 Million annually!  Moore County plans to use this increase to help fund new schools and needed renovations in existing schools.  Moore County Schools has 10 projected plans identified by priority.

While we never like our bills to increase this simple tax will not be applied to gas or groceries.  As stated above, the 1/4 increase will raise an additional $2,200,000 while a penny increase to property taxes in Moore County would only raise $1,183,307.

This increase has already been adopted by 10 nearby counties.  But the choice in Moore County is yours on March 15th!  Vote either [  ] For  or  [  ] Against!

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